Last night, the councillors of Haringey Council in north London voted through a These Walls Must Fall motion calling for an end to immigration detention.
Haringey becomes the ninth local council to pass a These Walls Must Fall motion, following Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, Brighton and Hove, Islington, Lambeth, Bristol and Lewisham.
Councillor Adam Jogee let us know that the motion had been prepared…
And later the news came through that the motion had been passed unanimously…
This Council believes
Haringey has a duty to speak out against detention practices. The government must end immigration detention now.
This Council resolves:
To endorse the These Walls Must Fall Campaign
To call on the government to implement the recommendations of the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into detention
To ask our local MPs to support the spirit of the motion, to continue to raise the matter in the House of Commons, and to support changes in current laws and procedures to introduce alternatives to detention
To seek further support for the motion via the Local Government Association, and by encouraging other Councils in the UK to raise the issue.
Thank you so much, Haringey councillors!
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