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MPs ‘informing’ on immigration hotline

MPs or their staff members have called an immigration enforcement hotline 68 times last year to report on their constituents (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

MPs or their staff members have called an immigration enforcement hotline 68 times last year to report on their constituents, it has been revealed. This has prompted charities to write to Commons speaker John Bercow asking MPs to pledge not to inform on constituents. They argue that people should not have to fear being reported on by their MPs. The pledge has been signed by 107 MPs, and Heidi Allen is the only Tory, reported BBC. Other Tory MPs argue they “would be expected by most constituents to report any suspected illegal activity”. Of the 68 calls by MPs to the hotline,…

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