JACOB Rees-Mogg has said the Home Office is suffering from “deep-rooted failures” as concerns from Brexiteers begin to soar after the department's failure to produce a post-Brexit immigration policy.
Mr Rees-Mogg, who is the head of the 60-strong European Research Group of Tory backbenchers, said the Home Office was “failing to manage policy properly”.
The MP said: “We are not the sort of country that demands to see your papers, but I’m afraid pro-Europeans think we should be.
“They buy into the EU-style relationship between individual and state.
This follows on from weeks of pressure on Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Theresa May.
On Friday, the Prime Minister said the Government would compensate those who have “suffered” as a result of the Windrush scandal.
Commonwealth migrants have been threatened with deportation, sacked from their jobs and denied access to health services after being unable to prove their status.
Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, has said that EU nationals could now face similar treatment to the Windrush immigrants post-Brexit.
She told BBC Radio 4 Today: “Well I have met with some EU nationals living here and they are very concerned about how efficient and how fair the Home Office processing will be.