Statement on MP Jill Mortimer’s comments

We are appalled at Jill Mortimer MP’s recent comments at PMQs, in which she demonised asylum seekers as “illegal”, claimed her office was being “besieged” by young men, and then called for asylum seekers to be “expelled”.  This language is a direct result of the normalisation of dehumanising racist and anti-migrant narratives across our society. […]