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Watch: Diane Abbott forgets her own voting record

What should we do with foreign criminals, people who come to this country and then commit cruel and violent crimes against law-abiding British residents? If your answer is to deport them, then that is, according to Diane Abbott, ‘cruel and potentially dangerous’. 

During an urgent question from Labour earlier this afternoon, the former shadow home secretary criticised the decision to return a flight full of convicted foreign criminals to Jamaica.

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