Suella Braverman slammed for “invasion” comments
Suella Braverman has been accused of using inflammatory language about migrants, after telling MPs she wanted to stop “the invasion.”
She vowed to fix the “hopelessly lax” asylum system and denied blocking the use of hotels to ease the pressure on the migrant centre in Kent.
Her comments were condemned by Labour, who said she was unfit for office.
A report from a July visit found the centre had considerably improved. But since then, there is a suggestion that the situation had “significantly deteriorated.”
The home secretary says she’ll fix the UK’s “broken” asylum system and defied calls for her resignation.
Suella Braverman unfit for office – calls for her resignation!
In a tweet, Labour’s Yvette Cooper said: “No home secretary who was serious about public safety or national security would use highly inflammatory language on the day after a dangerous petrol bomb attack on a Dover initial processing centre.”
Some 4,000 people are being held at the Manston processing centre – which is only supposed to hold 1,600 on a temporary basis.
Hundreds were relocated there on Sunday following an attack on a separate immigration centre in Dover. He killed himself at a petrol station not far from where he threw several firebombs.