Next time you encounter anyone saying that asylum seekers need to use the legal routes to come to the UK, please show them this video of the Home Secretary confirming there aren’t legal routes:
What is the safe and legal route for a 16-year-old orphan escaping an African warzone to join their sibling who is legally in the UK?
Home Secretary Suella Braverman struggles to answer Tory MP Tim Loughton
Suella Braverman’s evidence to @CommonsHomeAffs
today shows she has no grip on serious Home Office issues. From asylum backlog to passport delays to child refugees, she has no idea what’s going on or how to solve it.
6th Tory Home Secretary in 7yrs & country is being let down/1
Clearly the Home Secretary doesn't understand the system she is in charge of. To the point where here she pretty much says the only way is illegal route which she almost encourages here.
It has been stark of late how little Home Office ministers know about their department https://t.co/FgR5fx0QZO
“I’m a 16-year-old orphan from an East African country escaping a warzone and religious persecution... What is the safe and legal route for me?"
Conservative MP Tim Loughton asks Home Secretary Suella Braverman to explain how a refugee could reach the UK to claim asylum.
THREAD: Earlier today @CommonsHomeAffs
I had the opportunity to question the Home Secretary on their handling of people seeking asylum in response to the crisis at Manston
Her responses were....interesting.
Home Secretary asked repeatedly to provide account of what the safe and legal routes for asylum are outside of the defined schemes for particular countries. She can’t answer. Because for many places there aren’t any.
Excellent forensic questioning from Conservative MP Tim Loughton, leaving the Home Secretary looking embarrassingly clueless. Does she really not understand her job? https://t.co/ceGCZbUQkH
And a Home Secretary who clearly has no clue about how current asylum system actually works or risks of lone child refugees making dangerous journeys to rejoin relatives since Government failed to establish a replacement for the Dublin Agreement on family reunion and returns/7 https://t.co/eZsPLBG7dP
Suella Braverman, I'm afraid, is not just nasty in her attitude to asylum seekers but also completely and demonstrably out of her depth. The sooner she is no longer Home Secretary (again) the better.
Add to this chaos the falling numbers of neighbourhood police, falling levels of prosecutions, falling confidence in policing....
This is a Conservative Home Office in special measures & a Conservative Home Secretary who has no clue & no grip. The country is being let down/8
I questioned her on the fact that I had received 24hr notice of the establishment of a new hotel for people seeking asylum in my constituency.
The hotel in question doesn't exist.
The Home Secretary responded that the matter was "concerning".
On unworkable & unethical Rwanda plan - confirmation that £140m has now been spent. On what? Even Home Secretary has admitted it is “failing”
And Permanent Secretary unsurprisingly confirming Home Office has no evidence scheme is value for money/6
Evidence session a catalogue of failure
After 12 years in power Conservative Home Secretary says Conservatives have “failed to control our borders.”
And still no action on criminal smuggler gangs putting lives at risk. Just ramping up rhetoric instead of hard work to solve it/2
Watch our Home Secretary fail to understand, and then suddenly understand, and then immediately pass the buck.
This is not normal, it is beyond acceptable. https://t.co/LTor4sD30h
With 'Legal Eagle' Suella Braverman as home secretary, and with all the powers of her legal advisors, I cannot understand why she hasn't legislated for the British people and against illegal immigration @SuellaBraverman @RishiSunak @TiceRichard
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It's quite astonishing for a Home Secretary to admit the govt has lost control of our borders.
It's gross incompetence and negligent not to have a plan to take back control.
The Home Secretary describes the number of people crossing the Channel as a 'crisis', but says there is no quick fix.
Problem isn't that the Home Secretary doesn't know these things per se. It is that she hasn't listened to the myriad of voices which have been saying them. Anyone else who failed to understand the basics of their job this spectacularly would be fired 1/
A shockingly inadequate, embarrassing and ill-informed response from former Attorney General and now Home Secretary Suella Braverman QC https://t.co/t6bID4ZUwC
Ever wondered why people seeking asylum risk their lives on dangerous journeys over the Channel? It’s the lack of alternative and safe routes – as MP @timloughton
's question to the Home Secretary underlined so clearly at the @CommonsHomeAffs
Great news - the police & our fash home secretary can try to imprison ordinary people for non violent resistance - but the courts take a different view 👇
GP who blocked bridge during climate change demonstration cleared in court https://t.co/NTf7KenmD5
Thursday 24th November is #ToriesOut140
Suella Braverman has been exposed for the inept Home Secretary that she is & the cruel lack of safe & legal routes for most asylum seekers. Meanwhile Tory Peer Mone pocketed £29m on that VIP lane PPE, links with which she previously denied https://t.co/aUpHGdvRSz
The Home Secretary was left floundering as one Tory MP asked: "How could I arrive in the UK if I didn’t have permission to get onto an aircraft legally to arrive in the UK?”
So a Home Secretary with no idea, a Deputy PM with dozens of bullying complaints, Peers with dodgy PPE deals & a PM with absolutely no mandate and here's 'sniff sniff' himself Michael Gove lying through his fucking teeth about anything & everything.
Yesterday, the Home Secretary admitted that a refugee, even a child, even if they had a sibling living in the UK, would have no safe route to claim asylum here.
We have created the deadly system of Channel crossings. #r4today https://t.co/3EYhH6hE3O
Good Morning Britain @GMB
'The fundamental problem with Suella Braverman is that our boarders are in an utter mess.'
shares her views on the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman struggling to answer questions on the legal routes for asylum seekers.
Suella Braverman said it was "not true" that she had ignored legal advice around the centre and blamed illegal immigrants for the crisis.