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PM's 'right to rent' checks found guilty of breaching human rights

March 1, 2019 6:25 PM


Today, the High Court has ruled that the Conservative Government's 'right to rent' scheme breaches human rights laws. These rules, aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from renting properties, were blocked by the Liberal Democrats back in 2013.

Responding to the ruling, Home Affairs Spokesperson Ed Davey said:

"The Windrush Scandal should've been the end of Theresa May's hostile environment, and today's judgement must be the final nail in the coffin.

"The Liberal Democrats blocked the Theresa May's 'right to rent' checks in Coalition precisely because we were concerned about racial discrimination, but the Tories didn't listen and rolled them out after 2015.

"The hostile environment has seen thousands of people deprived of their rights, and now the High Court has ruled that a key part of it is discriminatory. The Government must now scrap it without delay."