A Tory minister was expertly called out over asylum misinformation.
Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick, was interviewed on Channel 4 by Krishnan Guru-Murthy over aslylum claims.
Archbishop of Canterbury
It comes as the Archbishop of Canterbury has attacked the government’s migration plans, saying they risked “great damage” to the UK’s reputation.
However, immigration Minister Robert Jenrick urged peers to back the legislation.
Adding that the archbishop was “wrong” in his criticism, he said: “There is nothing moral about allowing the pernicious trade of people smugglers to continue.
“I want to see that stopped, and this bill is the only way to do that,” Jenrick told BBC Radio 4’s World at One.
Suella Braverman also said: “The British people want us to stop the boats. That is exactly what this bill will help us do. It has been designed with the assistance of some of the country’s finest legal minds to ensure it delivers for the British public in a manner consistent with rule of law and robust to legal challenge.
“We are committed to ensuring that this legislation passes through parliament as soon as possible, and urge the Lords to back the bill, so we can get on with stopping the boats.”
The broadcaster shared the clip and tweted: “”They’re not asylum shoppers they’re asylum seekers… That’s not true.”
“@krishgm challenges immigration minister Robert Jenrick after he claims “asylum shoppers” should seek sanctuary in the first safe country they reach under the “Refugee Convention”.