Javid.jpegBritish Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Sajid Javid, a former banker and the son of immigrants from Pakistan as home secretary on Monday, trying to draw a line under an immigration scandal threatening her authority as she negotiates Brexit and which saw the resignation of Amber Rudd, who had to quit as Home Secretary after acknowledging she had “inadvertently misled” parliament by denying the government had targets for the number of illegal migrants Britain deports.

The case, commonly known as the Windrush scandal, saw the failure and difficulty of a number of Ministers to explain the results of an investigation which shed light on the fact that some descendants of the so-called “Windrush generation”, invited to Britain from its former colonies to plug labour shortfalls between 1948 and 1971, were denied basic rights.