4 Oct 2020

Priti Patel vows to fix ‘fundamentally broken’ asylum system


The UK’s asylum system is “fundamentally broken”, the Home Secretary said today, and Priti Patel promised “the biggest overhaul” of that system in decades.

She said the new system would welcome people making claims through legal routes – while speeding up the removal of those who had their claim for protection rejected.

But human rights groups warned the changes could make the current system worse.

Paraic O’Brien reports.