Sitting in the beautiful Piazza della Repubblica, a pistachio ice cream in my hands melting faster than I can eat it, I’m enjoying a lazy Saturday in Marsala, a beach town on the west coast of Sicily. Everything moves slowly and I feel far removed from the ‘real’ world.
Some MPs are now acting as personal agents of the hostile environment, voluntarily turning over their own constituents to immigration officials. That’s why, with Migrants Organise, we’ve launching our new campaign, MPs Not Border Guards.
Migrant solidarity campaigners this morning blocked the entrance to the Home Office in Westminster to demand the government puts a stop to its hostile environment policy towards immigrants, following the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd.