Windrush Day is “bollocks” and has no value in honouring the British Caribbean community, Electric Avenue singer Eddy Grant has told The Big Issue.
Windrush Day was instituted in 2018, in the wake of a major scandal when it emerged that hundreds of Commonwealth citizens had been wrongly detained, deported and denied legal rights.
Grant said the yearly celebration on June 22 did nothing to address the underlying issues.
“Part of our problem is marketing. They let the media market these things as being valuable. They’re not valuable,” he said.
“I don’t like the idea of Windrush Day, Africa Day, or the day for women. What bollocks that really is.
“There is a greater issue, why don’t we just deal with the friggin’ thing and be done with it?”