Go home’ campaign did not undergo impact assessment, claim critics


The home secretary, Theresa May, has failed in her duty to promote good race relations, lawyers have said in a letter intended to be a first shot across the bows before launching court action to halt an “inflammatory” anti-immigration campaign.

Solicitors acting for residents in east London who have been disturbed by the sight of Home Office-sponsored vehicles warning illegal migrants to “go home” have written to the department to say they will go to the courts to have the campaign declared unlawful.

Rita Chadha, of Refugee and Migrant Forum of East London, said a Home Office official had confirmed to her that the department had failed to undertake an equalities impact assessment before launching the campaign. In their letter the lawyers say this was a dereliction of a legal obligation.

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