Dean Russell spoke about how cheap European labour is responsible for driving down the wages for HGV drivers.

Those of us from immigrant families know how damaging this language can be, and in Watford, we deserve better from our MP. Elected officials can talk about immigration without resorting to divide and rule tactics.

The ‘low wages’ crisis in this country is not the fault of the workers. As the Conservative Government now desperately begs for overseas HGV drivers to return to Britain in our hour of need, let’s make sure that the pay, terms and conditions improve for all workers, regardless of where they are from.

Chris Ostrowski

Labour candidate for Watford 2017 and 2019