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- Immigration minister’s interviews on ‘Windrush generation’ – Summary
Amber Rudd, the home secretary, is now responding to the “Windrush generation” UQ.
She says she recognises the concern felt by some in this generation. She does not want them to feel unwelcome. She says she is “very sorry” for any confusion that has arisen.
Leaving a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Simon Coveney, Irish Tánaiste and minister for foreign affairs and trade, suggested that Ireland had concerns over the airstrikes. He said:
There was a lot of support for France and Britain and virtually all the ministers said they agreed and endorse the action that they took.
We said we understood it but we much rather have seen action taken with a UN mandate.