Shadow home secretary also says a Labour government would close Yarl’s Wood and Brook House detention centres

Labour would end the hostile environment immigration policy, and close the Yarl’s Wood and Brook House detention centres, Diane Abbott has pledged, saying the party should not be “running scared of the Daily Mail and the Daily Express” on the issue.

In a speech on immigration in the wake of the Windrush scandal, the shadow home secretary said Labour would scrap minimum income requirements for spouses to join partners in the UK and always allow children to do so.

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