David Lammy was brilliant. Totally unbelievable the way the Windrush people, encouraged to come to the UK, as British subjects, to work on the buses, factories and in agriculture, have been treated with such contempt. Never was there a more callous and incompetent Government. May has been so successful in creating the hostile environment for migrants that she so desired. Unable to answer any questions regarding whether anyone has been deported, how many have been detained in centres, how many have lost their jobs, benefits and now it would also seem - their lives. Utterly disgraceful. You only wish you were more surprised.
Theresa May does not have a leg to stand on. Here is the link to the debate on third reading of The Immigration Bill in 2014 https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140130/debtext/140130-0004.htm#14013062003170
At that time this is what Corbyn had to say:
Jeremy Corbyn: I will vote against the Bill on Third Reading for a large number of reasons. We have ordained that the Home Secretary will have executive power to take away citizenship in the future and to create a generation of stateless people. The handing over of that power is, I think, a very dangerous thing for any Parliament to do.
We have a number of other serious concerns about the Bill, such as those covered in the points raised by my hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell) about the forced removal of people; the death of Jimmy Mubenga, which was mentioned by the hon. Member for Brent Central (Sarah Teather); the use of the detention system; the denial of health care access; the problems of forcing landlords to become agents of the Home Office; and the reality of life for those people who have legitimately sought asylum in
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Britain and are starving on the streets of our cities because we do not have a system in place to give them proper support. The Bill does not answer any of those problems. It is based on prejudice and headline chasing and has nothing to do with the real needs of people who are desperately seeking support, help and assistance rather than the cold behaviour shown by the Government today.'