Thursday 10 October 2019 / 12:41 PM Diane Abbott / Immigration

Brandon Lewis deportations comments – Diane Abbott responds

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to Brandon Lewis’s comments this morning on deportations and the EU settlement scheme, said:

“Threats by ministers that EU nationals could be deported are a complete breach of all the assurances that the government has made.  This will be deeply troubling to people who have come here in good faith and who contribute so much to our society.

“Many of us have warned that the government’s approach could lead to another scandal like Windrush.  This Tory government seems determined to prove our worst fears correct – once again showing you can’t trust this government.”