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Shipping asylum seekers offshore may boost Priti Patel’s hardline image, but Australian example shows it’s not a policy that works.5 min read
What’s really going when the home secretary gets out her map of far-flung British territories?
On the car crash of a performance Matthew Rycroft gave in his evidence to the Commons’ Public Accounts Committee on the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
While we froth over stories of barriers in the Channel and wave machines to push migrant boats back into French waters, we must not take our eyes off the Home Office’s current inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and violations of the law.
This is a system that will likely become even worse given the impact of Brexit and the backlog of cases created by the pandemic.
With protests taking place against asylum seekers, and being the eternal optimist that I am, let’s try and fully address this whole thing about “first safe country” and why it has no basis in either law or reality, along with a couple of other things.
Home Office official admits that 98% of the people who have crossed the English Channel in small boats so far this year have claimed asylum.