7 Mar 2023

Asylum Bill: Rishi Sunak’s plan to ‘detain and remove’ small boat migrants

Political Editor

Stop the boats.’ Spelled out in red capital letters on the Prime Minister’s specially made podium. ‘

As he emphasised that he will only deliver what he can promise and promise what he can deliver, while reassuring the public that Britain was still a compassionate country.

Mr Sunak is clearly hoping for a “deterrent effect”.  But campaigners said the plans were “both unethical and impractical” – and, according to the government, possibly illegal.