Changing the Channel – How to fix the Asylum System
Wednesday, 16 November
Suella Braverman has called the asylum system broken – but she’s probably focused on the wrong parts. What needs fixing? Home Office incompetence has led to a backlog in processing claims – while the Government is focussing on a new deal with France to reduce people crossing the Channel in small boats. Colin Yeo, a barrister specialising in migration issues sits down with Arthur Snell, to tell us just how Brexit broke the asylum system – and how to speed it up once and for all.
“I think it boils down to incompetence when it comes down to it.”
“Instead of refocussing resources they’ve just ignored it and it’s made things worse.”
“If someone is from Syria it doesn’t take long to realise that they’re probably a refugee”
“I don’t trust the Home Office when they start quoting statistics that aren’t in the public domain.”
Written and presented by Arthur Snell. Lead producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producer: Jet Gerbertson. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz Audio production by Alex Rees. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.
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