Monday 5 March 2018 / 12:15 PM Diane Abbott

The Tories have left the Home Office in disarray – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, responding to reports that nearly five hundred criminals have escaped deportation, said:

“The fact that hundreds of criminals have effectively been lost to the immigration system is nothing short of a scandal.

“The Tories have left the Home Office in disarray. Recently, we have seen that a great many of those held in immigration detention are granted leave to stay as they have a right to be here. At the same time dangerous individuals who should be deported are not.

“The Government needs to get a grip and end this chaos now.”