Thursday 6 April 2017 / 2:07 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Theresa May seems determined to turn a blind eye to inconvenient facts – Abbott

Diane
Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Affairs Secretary,
commenting on reports in the
Independent that Theresa May blocked attempts to highlight the impact migration
can have on the economy and public services during the EU referendum, said:

“This
raises serious questions about the Prime Minister’s priorities.

“Exiting
the EU will mean reforming our entire immigration system. But doing so should
not be at the cost of jobs and the economy.

“Unfortunately,
Theresa May seems determined to turn a blind eye to inconvenient facts.

“This
report should be published in full.”