Council calls for withdrawal of ad campaign targeting illegal immigrants

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A council has called on the government to withdraw a controversial anti-immigration advertising campaign that targets racially mixed areas of London with mobile billboards warning illegal immigrants to “go home or face arrest”.

The Conservative leader of Redbridge council, Keith Prince, along with his Liberal Democrat and Labour colleagues, said the Home Office had not consulted the authority about the “negative” campaign, which they warned would have an adverse impact on the local community.

A statement released on Friday, also credited to Liberal Democrat councillor Ian Bond and the Labour group leader, Jas Athwal, said: “We were neither informed nor consulted about this Home Office initiative.

Immigration Minister- Mark Harper

Immigration Minister- Mark Harper

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