Chris Bryant MP, Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister, in response to Damian Green’s comments on border controls, has said:
“Damian Green has a cheek. The truth is that the experiment he and the Home Secretary engaged in last year led to a significant downgrade in the controls at our borders.
“Far from him discovering the weakness in the UKBA, it was Labour that helped expose the scandal of the Tory-led Government’s incompetence.
“Indeed the instructions from the minister and the Home Secretary were so ambiguous that people in UKBA had no clear idea what was expected of them.
“Green and May have been in post for almost two years now. It’s time they took responsibility for what has happened on their watch.”