5 Mar 2023

Sunak’s plan to end asylum seeker claims from small boat arrivals

The prime minister is set to unveil new laws this week to stop people who arrive in the UK on small boats from claiming asylum – declaring “Make no mistake, if you come here illegally you will not be able to stay”.

At the moment, people are allowed to stay in the UK to have their asylum case heard. But under the new law that would be stopped, and anyone who’s been removed would be banned from returning.