The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, today admitted that the Government’s immigration White Paper is unlikely to be published until after the meaningful vote on Brexit on 11th December.
Commenting, Jack Straw, former Home Secretary and a supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“On immigration, there are many difficult questions facing this country, but none of them are answered by the blindfold Brexit being pursued by the Government. Today we learnt that plans for our future immigration policy are being concealed from Parliament until after the crucial Brexit vote on December 11th. This is quite simply unacceptable.
“No Parliament should be voting for a momentous and potentially irreversible decision like Brexit without knowing any of the important details about what it will mean for the future of the country. The Government cannot be allowed to get away with hiding difficult decisions from Parliament and the public. It is crucial that any immigration white paper is published before the Brexit vote next week.
“With the Government desperately trying to hide the unpalatable truths about Brexit from the public, and with Parliament in gridlock, it’s time to give the final say on Brexit back to the people through a People’s Vote.”