“After the letter, and the way the Home Office treated me, I became disillusioned. I was upset for a long time,” he says. He decided not to go to university, abandoned his hopes of legal training, took over a milk delivery business and became Manchester’s first black milkman.”
He had intended to go to law school. He was 21. His application resulted in a letter from the Home Office.
He did still get the law degree, from the Open University, in his late 50s. He also co-founded Windrush Defenders, an organisation that helps victims of Home Office mistakes.