Priti Patel’s reckless handling of migrants risks lives

Responding to reports that the Government plans to send back boats carrying migrants back across the channel, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs Alistair Carmichael MP said: “Priti Patel’s latest cruel idea shows she is not interested in saving lives.

Alistair Carmichael MP

“The Government should be trying to stop people making these dangerous Channel crossings, not forcing them to try again.

“The Home Secretary’s recklessly ideological immigration rules risk killing off our economic recovery before it has begun. Is it too much to hope that she might spend her time attending to that instead of looking for the next dog whistle photo op?”

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