Amid the justified fury about Theresa May’s decision to lie to MPs and the public about the decision to destroy landing cards that would have prevented ‘Windrush generation’ migrants being harrassed and even deported by the Home Office – and the BBC’s decision to cover for her – one important passage of today’s ‘PMQs’ appears to have gone unnoticed.
Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes admitted to ITV earlier this week that some ‘Windrush’ people had been wrongly deported from the UK. But there has been no mention from Theresa May, Amber Rudd or the government about any plans to identify and locate those unjustly-treated people – or about bringing them back.
Today, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn asked Theresa directly what she planned to do about it.
Her response was long. It was convoluted. And it avoided any actual answer:
If Theresa May had any plans to find and bring back wrongly-deported people, she would have said so.
Instead, she denied knowing of any specific instances and pointedly failed to provide a single word about any planned actions to find them and put it right.
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