Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on the High Court ruling that housing migrants at Napier Barracks was unlawful
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on the High Court ruling that housing migrants at Napier Barracks was unlawful, said:
“This is a shameful verdict for the Conservative Government and for the Home Secretary. Ministers have been warned – repeatedly – about the dangerous and unacceptable conditions at Napier.
“It was reckless and callous to house people in accommodation that created ideal conditions for outbreaks of Covid. This lack of compassion and competence put at risk the people staying on the site, staff and the local community.
“Ministers should make a statement – urgently – to explain how this injustice occurred, who will be held to account, and how they will ensure it can never happen again.”