Tuesday 11 April 2017 / 3:27 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Tories are letting down asylum seekers and the communities where they are allocated – Abbott

Diane Abbott MP,
Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary
, commenting on the Government’s failure to ensure a fair system
of allocation for asylum seekers, said:

“The Government’s
policy is deeply flawed and unfair. When it comes to the settling of asylum
seekers, it’s a case of Tory nimbyism.

“They are overwhelmingly
allocated to poorer areas. Ministers have also cut funding, even for councils
that have capacity to take more.

“By failing to
institute a fair system of allocation, or a fair system of funding, the Tories
are letting down asylum seekers and the communities where they are allocated.”

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