Home Secretary Preity Patel has promised to provide “the largest overhaul of the UK shelter system in decades”.
Ms Patel told the Conservative Party conference that the system was fundamentally broken and promised something firm and fair.
She added that the system would expedite the removal of those who have no claim to protection.
It comes after it came out this week The UK is considering sending refugees to the Atlantic island.
Ms Patel said legislation would be introduced next year to change the system, but said it would take time and in the meantime the UK’s working response would accelerate.
Nick Thomas-Symonds, Labor’s shadow home secretary, said Ms Patel’s comments were further evidence of the Tories’ lack of compassion and ability.
He told the conference that while the Tories had been overseeing the system for a decade, the British people would see through the Home Secretary’s shameless comments about a ‘broken system’.
Ms Patel vowed to introduce a new asylum system that welcomes people “through safe and lawful means” and “makes endless legal claims” to those who arrive illegally.
After decades of inaction by successive governments, we will resolve the moral, legal and practical problems of this broken system. Because what exists now is not solid or fair.
“This is tantamount to the biggest change in our refugee system in decades,” he said, adding that legislation would be put in place to fulfill the commitment.
The record number of overhauls offered is made by people Travel to the UK via the English Channel in SeptemberMS Patel vowed to stop.
According to the Refugee Process, there were 35,566 asylum applications in the UK in 2019 – up from 84,000 in 2002.
At the same time, delays in processing UK asylum applications have increased significantly.
Four out of five applicants in the last three months of 2019 waited six months or more to process their cases.
Ms Patel said the UK would give more “immediate income” to people who arrived illegally and would break our rules.
The government’s plans to build a refugee processing center in the remote UK region of the Atlantic Ocean came out this week.
Ms Patel asked officials to look into successful asylum policies in other countries.
Labor said the “ridiculous idea” was inhumane, completely impractical and costly.
The home secretary said in a speech that the government would look into all practical measures and options to curb illegal immigration.
The revised system will prosecute criminals and protect the weak. This should be a firm and equitable system.
‘Rebuild in the best way’
Meanwhile, Dominion Street reported that Commons leader Jacob Reese-Mogg had written to his cabinet colleagues asking for bold and ambitious bills for the next Queen’s speech.
The No. 10 said to look beyond the Kovid-19 pandemic. He further added that his manifesto “does not preclude the Prime Minister from making any commitments”.
In the letter, Reese-Mog said that after the end of the transition period with the European Union on December 31, it was “essential to be prepared to make the most of the opportunities.”
Reese-Mog said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s priorities include tackling crime, controlling the UK’s borders, investing in infrastructure and strengthening public services.
A spokesman for No. 10 said: “It is clear to the Prime Minister that we will not shy away from our plans for a better upliftment, and that is what our next Queen’s speech will do.”
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