Patel ‘recycling the same old nonsense’ on Channel crossings

Responding to reports that the Home Office plans to send asylum seekers to Albania for processing, which the Albanian Foreign Minister has dismissed as “fake news”, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said: “Priti Patel has no plan for how to stop dangerous Channel crossings, instead she just keeps recycling the same old nonsense about somehow sending asylum seekers to Albania.

Alistair Carmichael MP

“The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to refugees and those in need. We can’t turn our backs on them and simply make them Albania’s, or anyone else’s, problem.

“Now that the Albanian Government has once again rubbished the Home Office’s desperate spin, I hope the Home Secretary will finally consider doing what will actually work to tackle the Channel crossings: providing safe and legal routes to sanctuary for those fleeing war and persecution.”

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