The Conservatives have lost control of our immigration system.
It is because of the chaos they’ve created that we have the Stradey Park Hotel situation – a Tory Government decision that I have opposed from the start and one that I will continue to oppose going forward.
Rishi Sunak’s divisive and unworkable gimmicks have failed.
We need a comprehensive, realistic plan to tackle the problem at source.
A plan that ensures we help those genuinely fleeing war and persecution but also take strong, co-ordinated action to crack down on immoral people smuggling gangs.
That is why I support the announcement made today by Keir Starmer that would commit serious energy and resources to do exactly that.