28 July 2013 - 1:09pm | posted by | 0 comments

Vince Cable hits out at 'stupid and offensive' Home Office immigration ad campaign

Controversy: The Home Office immigration campaignControversy: The Home Office immigration campaign

Business secretary Vince Cable has hit out at a Home Office ad campaign urging illegal immigrants to “go home”, calling it “stupid and offensive”.

Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show on Sunday morning, Cable said he thought it “very unlikely” that the campaign would continue. Posters from the controversial campaign – which have been featured on billboards driven around London - say; “In the UK illegally? Go home or face arrest.”

“It is designed, apparently, to create a sense of fear in the British population that we have a vast problem of illegal immigration,” said Cable.

“We have a problem, but it’s not a vast one and it has got to be dealt with in a measured way, dealing with the underlying causes.”

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