WATCH – Tory MP tear Braverman’s asylum policy apart

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Conservative MP Tim Loughton asked the Home Secretary Suella Braverman the simple question of what safe and legal routes are there open to a potential asylum seeker

Loughton asked the question during a commons committee hearing on Wednesday, November 23 by using the example of a young African looking for safe haven. 

Braverman then asks the question from which country, but he replies that it doesn’t matter just any country in Africa. 

Citing the usual figures that politicians do, she tries to sidestep the question only for Loughton to expose her lack of knowledge and understanding of both the problem, but also UK policy. 

The response provides the clearest example yet that the government has failed to provide adequate legal routes through its asylum policy for genuine asylum seekers effectively feeding the traffickers

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    • John

      24 November 2022 • 14:25

      Imagine if the UK had safe and legal easy asylum routes from every poorer country in the world. There would be 100s of thousands of asylum seekers flooding down those routes every year. It would be completely unsustainable. The question Tim (who I went to school with!) should have been asking, is how does Britain compare with every other European country? Do they all have easy asylum claiming processes in every African country? I’d love to see that data, instead of the usual route of immediately bashing evil Britain for not taking on all the world’s problems, as though it has none of its own to deal with. Why should every African have a right to come to Britain and be put up in a hotel at taxpayer’s expense? It really isn’t as simple as so many people make out, including the writer of this article with their anti-Braverman tone.

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