The Home Office has confirmed 13 deportees were on a flight which took off for Jamaica early on Wednesday, 2 December. The Independent reported several of those who were due to be deported were not on the flight, including a 30-year-old man who came to the UK aged 11, was convicted of drug offences in 2019 but was believed to have been manipulated by county lines drug gangs. I have written to the Home Secretary to express my concern about the imminent deportation flight to Jamaica that is scheduled for Wednesday.pic.twitter.com/2tdiqHUVaT — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) November 30, 2020 In February, when the UK government deported up to 50 people to the Caribbean, immigration lawyer Jacqui McKenzie told Sputnik the government was “playing to the gallery” because ”being tough on migration is popular.” Sometimes deportations are popular but often not, depending on the person or people on the sharp end, and history is not always kind to those who carry out the deportation. Its laughable but Diane Abbott called the deportation flight of 28 criminals back to Jamaica as “cruel” because we are weeks from Christmas. Another 69 Labour MPs agreed. These vile wrong uns had served 228 years plus a life sentence between them. Labour… Read full this story
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