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Asylum Seekers

Total 17 Posts

Channel crossings: No “soundbite” or “three word answer”.

7 min read
I had a dream last night where I was briefing a Prime Minister about practical, humane, ways to reduce channel crossings. You could tell it was a dream because they actually listened.

Western countries are shipping refugees to poorer nations in exchange for cash

6 min read
The UK plan to move asylum seekers on its shores to Rwanda has been met with stiff opposition from human rights organizations. But the UK Government persists, and Rwanda is all too willing.

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak want to crack down on migration – An expert reviews their plans

5 min read
An expert breaks down the promises from the two Conservative leadership candidates on immigration, despite the fact it isn’t a pressing issue with voters anymore.

Survey shows British people, and especially Tory voters, feel very differently about some refugees than others.

5 min read
A heartening 70% of British voters want to allow Ukrainians into the UK but only 50% feel the same way about Afghans. And the difference is even starker among those who vote Conservative.

Mapping the world’s refugee population.

4 min read
According to a report by the UNHCR, the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 89 million by the end of 2021. This number is up 8% from the year before and in 2022 to date already surpassed 100 million.

Commonwealth leaders gather in Rwanda as UK refugee plan focuses attention on human rights.

5 min read
The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Rwanda will be complicated by the UK’s plan to send refugees to Rwanda. A policy that, like almost everything else Boris Johnson touches, is likely to reflect badly on everyone involved.

What is the European Court of Human Rights, and why did it stop a UK flight from taking off to Rwanda?

4 min read
The European court blocked the UK from deporting asylum-seekers to Rwanda until after cases in the UK are decided. Will the UK government now consider withdrawing from the European convention on human rights altogether?
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