Friday 22 November 2019 / 11:53 AM Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will end colonial rule of the Chagos Islands

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to news that the UK has ignored a deadline to give up control of the Chagos Islands, said:

“It’s clear that in refusing to return the Chagos Islands to Mauritius and defying the UN General Assembly and International Court of Justice, this Conservative government shamefully considers itself to be above international law.

“A Labour government will end colonial rule. We immediately will enact our manifesto promise to allow the people of the Chagos Islands and their descendants the right to return to the lands from which they should never have been removed.”