Saturday 28 April 2018 / 11:24 AM Diane Abbott / Immigration

Diane Abbott responds to Amber Rudd’s tweets on migrant removal targets

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on Amber Rudd’s tweets responding to Guardian reports that she was told about migrant removal targets, said:

“Amber Rudd is hanging by a thread to shield the Prime Minister from her responsibilities as the initial architect of this cruel and callous approach to migration, which resulted in the Windrush scandal.

“She failed to read crucial documents which meant she wasn’t aware of the removal targets that have led to people’s lives being ruined. Another apology is not enough, she should take responsibility for chaos in the Home Office and resign.”