Home Secretary Suella Braverman says 100 million people could claim UK asylum under current rules, but have we heard similar before?
Braverman warned the House that ‘criminals are breaking into Britain daily’ on ‘waves’ of Channel boats – and they will not stop until they know they will be ‘swiftly’ removed.
However, she admitted that the small boats bill may break human rights law.
She said: ‘To anyone proposing de facto open borders through unlimited safe and legal routes as the alternative, let’s be honest, there are 100 million people around the world who could qualify for protection under our current laws.
‘Let’s be clear, they are coming here. We’ve seen a 500 per cent increase in small boats crossing in two years.
‘This is the crucial point of this Bill. They will not stop coming here until the world knows that if you enter Britain illegally you will be detained and swiftly removed.
‘Removed back to your country if it is safe, or to a safe third country like Rwanda. And that is precisely what this Bill will do. That is how we will stop the boats.’
Yvette Cooper had a lot to say about Braverman’s plans.
Elephant in room
So why is this happening you may well wonder?
Well, over to Peter Stefanovic who has the answer via a report by Durham University.
He tweeted a new video and wrote: “The elephant in the room the Government doesn’t want to mention is that the skyrocketing rise in small boat crossings is in large part a consequence of the Brexit deal championed by both the Prime Minister & the Home Secretary & now they plan to use it to trample on human rights.”
Here is link to paper: