Human rights campaign group Liberty has responded to the Home Office’s controversial immigration ad with a billboard campaign of its own declaring: “Home Office, Think Again”
The ad follows concern over the government’s campaign urging illegal immigrants to “go home or face arrest”. Vans carrying the billboard were driven around London streets during a week-long pilot. Police received a complaint over the adverts.
Liberty began a counter campaign on Tuesday with its own billboard van outside the Home Office, accusing the government department of stirring up tension and division in the UK and providing Liberty contact details for individuals stopped during the government’s recent spate of immigration spot checks.
As well as the advertising campaign, the Home Office has taken to Twitter to offer the public rolling coverage of suspected illegal immigrants’ arrests, leading to warnings that the government could land itself in legal trouble.