Tuesday, November 1, 2022

UK home secretary slammed for asylum seeker ‘invasion’ remarks

migrants and refugees in small boats across the English Channel

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has come under heavy criticism for describing the arrival of asylum seekers on the United Kingdom’s southern coast as an “invasion”, with lawmakers from across the political spectrum and non-governmental organisations denouncing her choice of language as “inflammatory” and “heinous”.

Braverman, who is fighting to save her job after she admitted breaching security rules, told Parliament on Monday that she was working to stop the “invasion on our southern coast” in reference to the arrival of migrants and refugees in small boats across the English Channel.

“Let’s stop pretending they are all refugees in distress, the whole country knows that is not true,” she said.

Her remarks came a day after a man used firebombs to attack an immigration processing centre in the port town of Dover and drew immediate widespread criticism.

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