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Attacking migrants is a mug’s game, say Greens

The Green Party has entered the debate on immigration today by revealing a ‘migrant mug’ in response to a Labour Party merchandising catastrophe.

The new mug, commissioned only this morning, will feature the slogan: ‘Standing up for Migrants’.

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, said:

"The Labour mug highlights a serious issue - the way in which politicians have pandered to Ukip instead of standing up to them."

"The Green Party is clear - it is government policy, not immigrants, that is responsible for major problems in our society such as low wages, overstretched schools and hospitals and a shortage of housing."

"The Green party want an immigration system that treats people fairly. We’d see an end to routine immigration detention, a fair approach to refugees and a system that doesn’t break up families."

A spokesperson for the Green Party said:

"Labour know the real life effects of cheap rhetoric on immigration, and it’s a great shame to see them lower the tone of the debate. The Green Party want a fair, humane and controlled migration system that celebrates, rather than demonises, migrants in this country. Attacking migrants for this country's problems really is a mug's game"

The new Green Party mug is available here:

http://shop.greenparty.org.uk/collections/products/products/standing-up-for-migrants-mug-exact-design-to-be-confirmed

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