May rap for Javid
No relaxation on immigrants, PM insists
THERESA May has slapped down new Home Secretary Sajid Javid over threats to tear up her immigration legacy.
Mr Javid, brought in after the resignation of Amber Rudd over the Windrush scandal, is reviewing the “hostile environment” policy devised by Mrs May.
But the PM has made clear there would be no relaxation of rules. Mr Javid has halted checks on thousands of bank accounts, begun in 2016 to catch illegal immigrants. He vowed to review the safeguards “in light of Windrush” so legal migrants like the 1960s West Indian arrivals were not “inadvertently disadvantaged”. Quizzed on her G7 summit trip to Canada, Mrs May said: “If you talk to the public, what they want is to ensure we deal with people who come to the UK illegally. “So it’s important we continue to take measures to identify them and do just that.”
PLEDGE: Sajid Javid