New Prime Minister Wants to Abandon Migrant Expulsion Law | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

LThe new British Prime Minister Keir Starmer confirmed on Saturday 6 July that he intends to reverse the earlier Conservative authorities's plan to deport migrants to Rwanda. The plan “was dead and buried before it even started. It was never a deterrent.” […]”I am not prepared to continue with gimmicky measures,” Keir Starmer mentioned at a press convention after the primary cupboard assembly of the Labour authorities.

When he was in opposition, the chief of the Labour Party had already introduced his intention to finish this controversial Conservative undertaking, launched in 2022, however by no means carried out. The topic of immigration was one of many most important themes of the election marketing campaign that has simply ended within the United Kingdom and which noticed Labour win a really giant majority within the House of Commons.

In the spring, the British Parliament adopted a legislation permitting these expulsions after a earlier textual content was rejected by the nation's Supreme Court on the finish of 2023. It deliberate to ship migrants or asylum seekers to this East African nation, with out the opportunity of returning to the United Kingdom.

The earlier prime minister, Rishi Sunak, had deliberate to implement the deportations this summer season and authorities had begun arresting migrants who is likely to be despatched there in early May. But with the overall election looming, the courts ordered the discharge of dozens of them.

Strengthening ties with Europe

Labour promised throughout the marketing campaign to sort out unlawful immigration, significantly the arrival of migrants on small boats through the Channel. The new authorities plans to deploy counter-terrorism-inspired sources to counter people-smuggling teams. And it desires to additional strengthen cooperation with Europe, significantly France.

He additionally pledged to extend the UK's asylum processing capability, which has been backlogged for years. More than 13,500 migrants have crossed the Channel to the UK to date this yr.

After falling final yr, the variety of arrivals has been rising once more since January. Nigel Farage's anti-immigration and anti-establishment Reform UK occasion, which has made immigration the basis of most of the UK's ills, received 5 seats within the common election and can thus enter Parliament.