Tuesday 7 March 2017 / 1:09 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

This report is a damning indictment of how this Tory Government treats refugees – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, speaking in response to
the launch of a UK report from the Refugee Council, said:

“This
report is a damning indictment of how this Tory Government treats refugees.

“The
complex, arbitrary and hostile processes they have introduced have created a
bureaucratic mess, with a backlog of almost 25,000 cases.

“Ministers
urgently need to implement a streamlined system that assesses claims fairly and
in a timely way, and treats asylum-seekers humanely.”