Suella Braverman: We have failed to control our borders

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has admitted the UK government has failed to control its borders, blaming migrants and people smugglers.

However, she also said the Home Office needed to improve its efficiency.

MPs also heard the home secretary was warned four times her department was potentially breaking the law by keeping migrants at Kent’s Manston centre.

Previous reports suggested Ms Braverman was told failing to provide alternative accommodation was in breach of the law.

Ms Braverman told the Home Affairs Select Committee she would not comment on leaked documents.

However, she said she was aware from September Manston had a problem.

During the committee session, Ms Braverman struggled to reply to a question from Conservative MP Tim Loughton who asked what legal routes were available to refugees who are not part of the Ukraine, Syria or Afghanistan relocation schemes.

“If you are able to get to the UK, you’re able to put in an application for asylum,” said Ms Braverman.


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