Tory immigration minister admits fast-track deportation of hunger strikers has been policy SINCE NOVEMBER

Tory immigration minister Caroline Nokes confirmed Labour MPs fears today, that the official Home Office policy guidance dictates protests by immigration detainees may well lead to their deportations being accelerated; not only that, but it’s been in effect since November.

The guidance, as recently sent to Yarl’s Wood protesters, can be found on the Home Office website, and states that immigration officers must inform hunger strikers that their protest “is, in fact, likely to lead to the detainee’s case and/or removal being expedited”:

Punitive deportation against refugees: despicable