Friday, 27 April 2018 04:40

WINDRUSH: AMBER RUDD MUST GO NOW – HOME SECRETARY’S POSITION UNTENABLE

TORIES AND LABOUR MUST DITCH TOXIC ANTI-IMMIGRANT POLICIES AND RHETORIC

Following the latest revelations over the Tory government’s Windrush scandal, the SNP has said Home Secretary Amber Rudd must now resign or be sacked.

SNP Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson, Joanna Cherry QC MP, also called on the Tories and Labour to ditch their toxic anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric – and join the SNP in making the positive case for immigration for our economy and society.

Commenting, Joanna Cherry QC MP, said:

“The Home Secretary’s position is now completely untenable – she must resign or be sacked.

“The Windrush scandal was already a resignation matter but if this secret memo is accurate then it suggests the Home Secretary is either utterly incompetent, or she knowingly lied to Parliament – either way Amber Rudd must go.

“The UK government’s treatment of the Windrush generation is appalling, and the fault lies squarely at the feet of the Home Secretary, Theresa May, and their toxic anti-immigrant policies.

“Everything possible must now be done to right this wrong, and fully compensate those who have suffered as a result of the Tory government’s mistreatment of the Windrush generation.

“This scandal is symptomatic of a much wider problem – the toxic hostility towards immigrants that the Tories and Labour have helped create with their xenophobic rhetoric and policies.

“Both the Tories and Labour have borrowed language and policies from the far right – and if we are to avoid another Windrush scandal it is vital that they ditch this reckless approach, and join the SNP in making the positive case for immigration for our economy and society."

‘Amber Rudd was told about migrant removal targets, leak reveals’:  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/apr/27/amber-rudd-was-told-about-migrant-removal-targets-leak-reveals

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