UK MP accuses labour party of Anti-Immigration sentiment

Diane Abbot which is a long-serving MP in the UK Labour Party is accusing her colleagues of anti-immigration sentiment after he was sacked from the front bench of her party where he serves as a shadow health minister from 2010. Ms Abbott said ‘I have long despaired of the downward spiral of Labour’s rhetoric on immigration’. She added ‘Unfortunately, the people around Miliband (Ed Miliband, the Labour leader) are terrified by the polling on immigration and have convinced him that we have to move right on the issue.

My settled view is that there are no votes for the Labour Party in pandering to anti-immigration sentiment’. Abbot was the first black woman who became MP in United Kingdom after she was elected for Stock Newington in North London in 1987. She is a child of the immigrants that come from the Carribean and was educated at Cambridge University. Currently, Ms Abbot is on the left win of her party and she spoke against it anti-immigration policy even when she served as a shadow health minister during the previous term.

Usually, ministers are expected to support the official positions of their parties even when they personally disagree. All the major political parties in the UK have vied to appear ‘tough on immigration’ in the last two years. They are led by opinion polls which suggest that immigration, particularly low-skilled immigration from eastern Europe, is one of the public’s major concerns. Currently of the traditional parties in the UK want to appear “anti-immigration”, since the unskilled immigration from Eastern Europe is one of the major concerns for their electorate.

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