British LP’s plans to change tactics!

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Keir Starmer who is most likely to be the UK’s next prime minister has finally spoken on how he will change the cruel, unworkable asylum policy.

The Observer reports that Starmer criticized the government of Mr. Rishi Sunak as having destroyed the tenets of a workable asylum policy. He also said it has allowed huge delays in processing asylum claims.

Going on, Starmer who had been treading a cautious line said 83% of the claims made in 2018 are yet to be processed five years later. He said the government has removed the right of anyone arriving in the UK irregularly to apply for asylum and introduced measures to detain them until they can be deported to another safe country for their claims to be processed.

He said this not only breaks international law, but it is also impractical, as it will create a growing underclass of asylum seekers not minding the fact that a vast majority of them would have qualified for refugee status. Meanwhile, the government has pledged to detain them at a humongous cost while trying to strike a deportation deal with a safe third country.

However, according to Starmer, a labour government will be tough on criminal gangs. He said Labour will the government’s unworkable and cruel detention and deportation policies. He will restore the right of people to claim asylum in the UK. The right to claim asylum was established in the 1951 Refugee Convention.

Labour will then invest in 1,000 extra case workers and a returns unit of 1,000 staff to process claims at a faster rate while deporting those whose claims are rejected. He said he would also try to negotiate an agreement with the EU in which the UK will accept some refugees in exchange for being able to return those who have crossed the Channell in small boats.

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