Liberty turns immigration tactics back on Home Office

Human rights group Liberty has hit back at the government's scheme to encourage overstaying migrants to "go home" with its own alternative spin on the message.

The charity has sent a van on to the streets of Westminster carrying this billboard:

Liberty's van will circle the Home Office before visiting Kensal Green and Walthamstow Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Last month, Home Office ads carried by vans in six London boroughs told overstaying migrants "Go home, or you'll be picked up and deported".

Anger mounted over the department's tactics amid reports commuters at transport hubs across the capital were targeted for spot checks by border officials purely on ethnic grounds.

A statement from Liberty said the Home Office's messaging had "racist connotations - mirroring National Front slogans from the 1970s".

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