Deportation flights: ministers pandering to far-right, says Lammy

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MP attacks decision to deport people to Jamaica before Windrush inquiry concludes

The Labour MP David Lammy has accused the government of “pandering to far-right racism” in its handling of the Windrush row and with its decision to deport about 50 people to Jamaica.

In a strong attack on the Home Office, Lammy said its decisions had “killed” at least 11 people who had been wrongly deported back to the Caribbean. These deaths were a “shocking indictment of your government’s pandering to a far-right racism, sham immigration targets and a dog-whistle to the rightwing press,” he said.

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