Sunak’s ‘inhumane’ anti-refugee plans are a distraction from Tory failures, campaigners warn

Government to launch bill to stop people arriving on small boats from claiming asylum

CAMPAIGNERS and MPs have hit out at Rishi Sunak’s plans to make asylum claims for those who travel on small boats inadmissible, calling it “inhumane” and a distraction from government failures.

The Prime Minister is expected to set out his government plans tomorrow which will also see migrants removed to a third country such as Rwanda and banned from returning or claiming citizenship.

Mr Sunak previously said that “stopping the boats” is one of his five key priorities.

The government has made its hard-line approach on immigration known, with Home Secretary Suella Braverman last year describing the number of arrivals on the south coast as an “invasion” and that it was her “obsession” to see a deportation flight to Rwanda.

Former home secretary Diane Abbott said that the PM “must know that policy will not work.”

The Labour MP tweeted: “It is simply a disgraceful ‘core vote’ strategy — because he has nothing else to fight the next general election with.”

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