Windrush Situation – GDS

It has been alleged that when the Home Office decided to destroy the landing cards they first scanned them all onto a disk and computer, in 2009, and they are kept at Wellesley Road in Croydon.

Excerpts from Giovanni Di Stefano’s ‘Diary from the Inside’ on the ‘Windrush Situation’

Wednesday 18 April 2018

07.17pm – Today the whole damned news is about the so-called ‘Windrush’ people who came in from the Caribbean countries, to do all the jobs that English people thought was below them. The allegation is that they came with no papers and over the years they got lost in the system. Well, let me say this – my father came to the UK in 1959 and my mother and I in 1961. We all had ‘Alien Registration Cards’ a mini passport that was valid four years and then subject to renewal. Now my father only came here ten years after the Windrush people and I’m having difficulties believing that they were not issued ‘Alien Registration Cards.’ In fact, somewhere I still have my fathers card, and another safeguard was that we had to sign at a police station at regular intervals. Surely the same would have applied to the ‘Windrush’ people??? Somewhere, something is not quite right. Why would those coming from Europe have ‘Alien Registration Cards’ and not those from the Caribbean? Maybe, in 2009 the landing cards were destroyed but that is another odd thing – surely they would have been scanned and put on a disc and not just destroyed. Someone somewhere is simply not being honest or shall I say being economical with the truth!

Thursday 19 April 2018

O7.09pm – A very nice day today, weather wise that is. I managed to catch some vitamin D (sunshine) and I feel good. The next few days, weeks, I just need to relax and get on with what I do and wait. You see, patience is a virtue. That is why a person going to see a doctor is called a ‘patient’ because with all medical cures you need time and patience. There is no quick fix.

07.12pm – OK here are some good maxims that have been part of my life.

  1. To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.
  2. Love truth, pardon error.
  3. Judge a person by his questions rather than by his answers.

07.16pm – For the last two days we have not heard a damn thing about Syria. What is going on? Have the UN Inspectors been given access to Douma? Why after all that has happened are we not hearing anything? Very odd!

07.a8pm – Some news on the Windrush situation – when the Home Office decided in 2009 that they would destroy the landing cards I have it on good authority that all the landing cards were in fact scanned, and kept on a disc, and one of the drives on the Home Office computer system!!!!

To read diary in full from 4 – 22 April please go to:-