Rebordering Britain & Britons after Brexit
Posts tagged asylum
12 January 2023
Who is breaking the UK asylum system?
Rishi Sunak's five point plan on immigration is a mix of not-so-new ideas, wishful thinking and legally dubious interventions, writes Nando Sigona in this piece for Transforming Society
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15 November 2022
The UK's Refugee 'Invasion' is a Brexit-made Policy Failure
According to the Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s recent statement in the House of Commons, the UK is facing ‘an invasion’. But, Nando Sigona and Michaela Benson write in this piece for The Political Quarterly, Braverman’s invading army is not made of soldiers but a few thousand people who have reached the British shores irregularly, crossing the Channel by small boat in the absence of alternative safe and legal routes.
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4 December 2021
Debunking key myths about Britain's 'broken asylum system'
Since the tragedy in the English Channel, the government narrative on irregular crossings has shifted from the bombastic “stop migrants to defend our border” to the more humanitarian-inflected “stop migrants (in France) to protect them from drowning”, Nando Sigona and Michaela Benson explain in this article published in The Conversation
11 June 2021
Asylum under threat: Conversation on the New Plan for Immigration
Launched in March 2021, the UK government's New Plan for Immigration is quickly moving towards parliament, after a short and contested period of consultation, 'worth no more than the paper on which it was printed', according to Zoe Gardner, policy advisor with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants.