Key services and jobs in Hackney could be under threat
Diane Abbott MP has urged the Government to rethink new Home Office policy which would mean non-EU migrants having to earn more than £35,000 to stay in the country. Overseas workers who have lived in the UK for five years that fail to prove being paid this minimum threshold will face deportation.
Speaking to the Hackney Gazette, Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington said “This proposal is ill-considered, destructive and discriminatory. The figure is completely unrealistic – £35,000 is far higher than the average UK wage... It has the potential to rip the heart from communities like Hackney and cripple vital services – impacting countless health, charity, education and police workers, for a start.”
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