18 Jul 2023

Asylum seeker barge docks in Dorset amidst rival protests

Home Affairs Correspondent

A barge critics have likened to a ‘quasi-prison’ has docked in the Dorset port where it will house 500 asylum seekers.

The Bibby Stockholm arrived in Portland after a night of drama in parliament, where the government won its fight with the House of Lords – which had fiercely opposed its illegal migration bill – legislation many have branded “immoral and cruel”.