Home Sec Suella Braverman calls for top Labour MPs to apologise after they campaigned to keep foreign thugs in Britain
Home Secretary Suella Braverman has called for top Labour MPs to apologise after they campaigned to keep foreign thugs in Britain.
Ms Braverman has said that the MPs should apologise for their role in a campaign to prevent the deportation of foreign criminals by blocking the government's ability to deport them.
The campaign, supported by several Labour MPs, was launched in 2015 in an effort to keep foreign criminals in Britain, despite the government's attempts to deport them.
Ms Braverman said that the campaign had “undermined the government's efforts to keep our streets safe” and called on the MPs involved to “apologise for their actions”.
She added: “Labour MPs have been actively campaigning to keep foreign criminals in the UK, undermining the government's efforts to keep our streets safe.”
The Home Secretary accused the MPs of “putting politics before people” and said that their actions had “compromised public safety”.
The MPs involved in the campaign have yet to respond to Ms Braverman's comments, but it is understood that they are expected to issue a statement in the near future.
Ms Braverman's comments come after a wave of public outcry over the government's deportation of foreign criminals, which has been heavily criticised by human rights organisations.
The Home Secretary's comments have been welcomed by campaigners for tougher immigration laws, who say that the government should take a more hard-line stance on the issue.
It remains to be seen whether the MPs involved in the campaign will respond to Ms Braverman's call for an apology, but it appears that the Home Secretary has made her stance on the issue clear.