I joined campaigners from End Our Cladding Scandal to show my support for the campaign as the Building Safety Bill returned to Parliament this week. Too many people are stuck in unsafe or unsellable homes with cladding or other fire safety defects. These failures are a consequence of regulatory failure and corner-cutting developers. Campaigners have already forced major concessions but we must keep fighting to ensure no leaseholder is left paying for developers’ and governments’ negligence.
Opposing Rwanda Expulsion Plans
This week, the Government set out their plans to outsource our country’s responsibility for asylum seekers to countries in the Global South. 85% of the world’s refugees are already hosted in lower income countries. Their cruel and costly plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda are modelled on an Australian system which has been condemned by the UN for violating international laws against torture and killed twelve people – all at an inordinate expense to the taxpayer. As a former Home Office Permanent Secretary put it, these plans are “inhumane, morally reprehensible, probably unlawful and may well be unworkable”. I’ll continue to oppose them.
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Labour MP for Streatham