How will Bill work... and which measures might fall foul of ‘The Blob’?
PREVIOUS attempts to solve the Channel crisis have been blocked by ‘Establishment forces’, Home Secretary Suella Braverman says today.
And her Illegal Migration Bill is likely to face similar opposition from ‘the Blob’.
Ministers have long blamed the Blob – comprised of obstructive civil servants, trade unions and pressure groups – of undermining solutions set out by the Government. So what does the new Bill set out to achieve – and how likely is it to be controversial with the Blob?
Disqualify asylum claims
ALL migrants who arrive by ‘irregular routes’ – such as by small boats – will have asylum claims instantly declared inadmissible.
This will allow the Home Office to rapidly remove them to their home country, Rwanda or another safe country.
Pro-migrant campaigners have already condemned the move, saying it breaches international refugee treaties and risks putting genuine asylum seekers at risk.
Controversy factor: 5/5
Detain all Channel migrants
THE Home Secretary said illegal entrants will be detained ‘without bail or judicial review’.
The Bill sets out that a decision to detain someone ‘is final and is not liable to be questioned or set aside in any court’ except in very limited circumstances.
Introducing across-the-board detention is likely to be opposed by human rights groups,