Skip to main content

LGBT activists call out BA for supporting Comic Relief while deporting migrants

Lesbian and Gays Support the Migrants warns ‘there is no relief’ for people who face deportation

LESBIANS and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) have called out British Airways’ (BA) hypocrisy over its support for Comic Relief while entering “shameful” deportation contracts with the Home Office.

In an online video, the campaign group warns that “there is no relief” for migrants and people seeking asylum who face deportations.

LGSMigrants spokesperson Sam Bjorn said: “It’s totally ludicrous that BA bosses claim to care about children and families by supporting Comic Relief when their deportation contracts are quite literally breaking up families and sending people to countries that they have no connection to, where they face isolation, persecution or even death.

“The British public have learned the true horrors of forced deportations through the revelations of the Windrush scandal.

“BA bosses should be inspired by their crew’s generosity, and mark their 100th year by ending their deplorable deportation contracts now.”

Each year thousands of migrants are deported by the Home Office using commercial airlines on which migrants are often forcibly restrained.

OWNED BY OUR READERS

We're a reader-owned co-operative, which means you can become part of the paper too by buying shares in the People’s Press Printing Society.

Become a supporter

Fighting fund

You've Raised:£ 11,085
We need:£ 6,915
9 Days remaining
Donate today