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Speaking in response to a ministerial statement, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott said:
“My colleague Lords Alf Dubs is right, this is shutting the door on the most vulnerable. The Government must end these efforts to prevent refugees arriving here. This is not who we are.”
“The Minister is wriggling out of the government’s obligation to accept child refugees.
“But the internationally agreed principles and the Dubs Amendment were never conceived as a “one-off”. They should continue to commit to meeting their international treaty obligations and our own laws.”