'Go home' vans scheme scrapped

A controversial Home Office trial of poster vans telling illegal immigrants to "go home" will not be rolled out nationwide after the Home Secretary was said to have "not been convinced by the results."

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Lib Dems: Home Office listened to us on 'go home' vans

The Liberal Democrat party president Tim Farron has told ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship that the Home Office 'listened to us' over not proceeding with rolling out controversial 'go home' vans nationwide:

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@gregjudge @chrisshipitv Agreed! It was weird to be in agreement with Nigel Farage but that's politics I guess!

Home Office 'go home' vans won't be used nationwide

The vans were intended to be used as part of a scheme to encourage illegal immigrants to leave the UK. Credit: Home Office

A controversial Government trial which featured poster vans telling illegal immigrants to "go home" will not be rolled out nationwide, ITV News understands.

The scheme was being tested in London but only one immigrant took up the offer from the Home Office.

Home Secretary Theresa May is due to announce the scrapping of the plans in the Commons this afternoon.

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