Home Office ‘Go Home’ drive on illegal immigrants faces Liberty riposte

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It is another van carrying a poster connected to immigration, touring ethnically diverse parts of London, but the message could hardly be more different from the government’s version.

RACIST VAN

RACIST VAN

This poster van has been organised by the campaign group Liberty as a riposte to the Home Office’s recent “Go Home” campaign.

The Home Office vans, which toured six London boroughs in a pilot scheme that ministers said could be extended nationwide, carried the wording: “In the UK illegally? Go home or face arrest.”

Opponents, among them the business secretary, Vince Cable, labelled the scheme an offensive stunt. Some critics said the “go home” wording was reminiscent of racist slogans from the 1970s.

Read more at the Guardian

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