Brexit news: Priti Patel’s radical new immigration plan soars through Commons | Politics | New
MPs voted 366 to 265 to pass the Nationality and Borders Bill at second reading. The Minister of the Interior believes that the new legislation will help put an end to the migrants who cross the Channel daily from France.
Yesterday, at least 430 people, including women and young children, made the trip, a new record for a single day.
More than 8,000 migrants have reportedly managed to cross the Channel so far in 2021.
Migrants crossing the Channel this year have already almost exceeded the total for all of 2020.
The Nationality and Borders Bill aims to make it fairer and easier for genuine asylum seekers to submit claims abroad, crack down on criminal networks of human trafficking and remove those from the Kingdom United who do not have the right to be here.
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Describing the system as’ broken ‘as she opened debate on the bill in the House of Commons yesterday, Ms Patel said:’ The British people are fed up with open borders and unchecked migration.
“Enough of a broken asylum system that costs the taxpayer over a billion pounds a year, enough canoes arriving illegally on our shores run by organized crime gangs, enough people drowning in these dangerous, illegal and unnecessary trips. “
She added: “The British people have voted on several occasions to regain control of our borders.
“They finally have a government that listens to them.
“Our priorities are the priorities of the people.
“For the first time in decades, we will determine who enters and leaves our country.”
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Former shadow chancellor John McDonnell sparked anger when he claimed during debate in the House of Commons that government language on immigration “would not hurt at an English Defense League meeting “.
There was an outcry from the Conservative benches when he brought the charge.
Former Lib Dem chief Tim Farron said the new bill was a “charter” for modern slavery and human trafficking.
The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale told MPs the “two tier” system “will simply lead to refugees coming here, not seeking asylum but slipping into the informal economy”.
The bill will return to the Commons for further consideration at a later date.
Responding to Labor’s vote against Conservative Party Co-Chairman Bill Amanda Milling said: ‘Tonight Labor voted against tough measures to stop illegal canal crossings and to expel dangerous foreign criminals from the UK.
“The British people have voted repeatedly to take back control of our borders and it is clear that Labor is not on their side.
“Only the conservatives are taking back control of our borders and responding to the people’s priorities.”