Diane Abbott responds to Migration Advisory Committee report
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report, said:
“Ministers have said they will listen to the evidence on immigration. This would be a new departure for them, so they should not ignore the independent MAC report.
“Labour has said that our immigration policy needs to be based on our economic needs, while meeting our legal obligations and treating people fairly – which means ending the discrimination against non-EU migrants, especially from the Commonwealth. This is not what we get from the Tories, the party of bargaining chips, Go Home vans, and the hostile environment.”