Monday 16 April 2018 / 12:23 PM Diane Abbott

Theresa May must apologise for this mess and those deported must be invited back to the UK immediately – Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to reports that the Home Office have deported people from the ‘Windrush Generation’ in error, said:

“It is an absolute scandal that the Home Office doesn’t even know how many people they have wrongly deported.

“Theresa May must apologise for this mess which has taken place as a direct consequence of the hostile environment she created. As Home Secretary, she removed the rules protecting Commonwealth citizens and as Prime Minister she has completely ignored the issue.

“The Windrush Generation must have their rights as British citizens confirmed, any who have been deported must be invited back to the UK immediately and those who oversaw their deportations must be held to account.”