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  • August 10, 2023

The cartoon murals which appeared at a reception centre for small boats arrivals in Kent were not the “requisite decoration”, a Home Office minister has said. 

Minister for migration and borders Lord Murray of Blidworth said the cartoons, which were painted over at the facility in Dover on the order of immigration minister Robert Jenrick, were “not approved by the Home Office”.

The cartoons included pictures of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, as well as Tom and Jerry. They were removed on Tuesday last week, as first reported by the i newspaper. 

Lord Murray’s defence of the measure in the House

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