1667488166 In the UK the home secretary is being widely criticized

In the UK, the home secretary is being widely criticized as the situation for migrants is only getting worse

Britain's Home Secretary Suella Braverman leaves a meeting with Rishi Sunak's new government at Downing Street, London October 26, 2022. Britain’s Home Secretary Suella Braverman leaves a meeting with the new government of Rishi Sunak at Downing Street, London October 26, 2022. JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP

A critic-besieged Home Secretary, an asylum system crashing everywhere: the migration issue is making headlines again in the UK, while crossing the Channel in makeshift boats (small boats) is growing exponentially. Almost 40,000 people have already arrived in Kent, south-east England, since the start of the year, twice as many as at the same time in 2021, five times over two years.

Suella Braverman, Home Secretary and muse of the Conservative Party’s bitterly anti-immigrant right, is still struggling to survive politically. She was forced to resign on October 19 for violating the Ministerial Code by sending confidential documents from her private email to one of her colleagues. His departure hastened the fall of Prime Minister Liz Truss, who resigned the following day. The latter’s successor, Rishi Sunak, has nevertheless seen fit to reinstate Ms. Braverman in this highly sensitive position. Labor leader Keir Starmer says he made “a disgusting deal” with the right-wing Conservative Party to support his nomination.

Too long waiting times

The Minister “made a mistake, but she pointed it out and accepted her mistake,” said Downing Street’s new tenant. This was not enough to dispel doubts about the minister’s competence and reliability. Especially since Ms Braverman admitted on Monday 31 October that she had used her private email to send working documents six more times since arriving at the Home Office in September.

His responsibility is also directly involved in the worsening of Manston’s reception conditions. This former military base in Kent has been converted into a logistics center that only temporarily accommodates people arriving in small boats while they receive their asylum applications. Planned for a maximum of 1,600 people, up to 4,000 have been counted in recent days, some of whom have been detained for four weeks.

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Independent Migration Inspector David Neal said he was “stunned” by the “really dangerous” situation observed on the ground, and The Guardian newspaper reported on Sunday October 30 that at least eight cases of diphtheria had occurred there be. recognized. Roger Gale, a Kent Tory MP, even accused Ms Braverman of ignoring legal advice and deliberately blocking hotel bookings to get people out of Manston faster.

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