As the annual party conference season gets under way, Liberty will be busy hosting a number of fringe events. We kicked off on Monday evening with a packed agenda at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Brighton.
The Government’s original ‘right to rent’ scheme was a flagship component of the drive to turn the UK into a ‘hostile environment’. Piloted in 2015, it saw landlords tasked with performing immigration checks on tenants.
On Sunday Theresa May revealed that the Government is launching an audit of public services to tackle racial disparities. Meanwhile, the Labour Party is launching a consultation on tackling discrimination and promoting racial equality.
Last week, Liberty responded to Home Office proposals to place migrants and refugees in solitary confinement for being “stubborn”.
But there’s more. This week, we’re responding to its new proposals to keep detaining pregnant women as it’s done before – flying in the face of a Government-commissioned review which recommended pregnant women never be imprisoned for immigration purposes.