Diane Abbott response to Home Affairs Select Committee meeting
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on today’s Home Affairs Select Committee meeting, said:
“We now have official confirmation that people are being kept in detention for over a year, that there were deportation targets and that some people were wrongly deported. This is after repeated denials by senior Ministers, including the Prime Minister.
“There can be no faith in a Home Office-led inquiry into the Windrush scandal overseen by Government Ministers. An independent inquiry is needed.
“The Government must come clean on its immigration policies and their effects. Until they do, they are in danger of losing all public confidence on this issue.”