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Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, says there are few more patriotic groups in the UK than those from the West Indies.
She says hundreds of them have been trying for some time to sort out this problem. She says they have spent money on this.
David Lammy, the Labour MP, says the link between this country and the countries of the West Indies is extremely close. He says 25,000 people from the Caribbean served alongside British troops in the first and second world wars.
He says Rudd’s statement did not go far enough. She should not be leaving it up to high commissioners to say how many people have been deported. The Home Office deported them, he says. It should know.
If you lay down with dogs, you get fleas, and that is what has happened with this far right rhetoric in this country.