A Tory MP has made some sickening comments on where to house asylum seekers.
He said tents would be “perfectly acceptable” to house migrants arriving via small boats while they wait to be removed.
Former minister Jonathan Gullis tabled an amendment to the Illegal Migration Bill seeking to restrict the use of hotels for asylum seekers.
He also told the Commons: “Let’s not forget that when we talk about these hotels … it’s damaging the hospitality sector, it is damaging the tourism sector of our towns, of our cities, (and) undermining confidence in the public of our ability to deliver on this policy.”
“There are disused Army bases that could be used. I personally have no issue with Portakabins or tents being used at all,” he added.
“This is still perfectly acceptable accommodation that can be used in a short-term interim measure, as long as we deliver on the policy that we have said to do, which is to make sure after 28 days, people are to be removed to a safe, third country such as Rwanda – a country that is perfectly safe.”