Archbishop of Canterbury condemns illegal migration bill as ‘morally unacceptable’ – UK politics live


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In the House of Lords peers are just starting to debate the second reading of the illegal migration bill.

Simon Murray, aka Lord Murray of Blidworth, is opening the debate. He is a lawyer who was made a Home Office minister, and a peer, when Liz Truss was PM.

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