Rishi Sunak has refused to say whether or not Suella Braverman was given recommendation in regards to the legality of blocking the switch of migrants from an overcrowded asylum processing centre in Manston.
In a feisty alternate at PMQs, Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer requested the prime minister whether or not the house secretary “received legal advice that she should move people out” of the power in Kent.
Mr Sunak didn’t reply the query, saying: “He knows the government’s policy on commenting on legal advice.”
Sir Keir stated: “I think the answer … is yes, he just doesn’t have the guts to say it. He did a grubby deal with her, putting her charge of Britain’s security, just so he could dodge an election.”
The Labour chief additionally attacked the federal government’s failure to course of asylum claims – saying figures confirmed that solely 4 per cent of individuals arriving on small boats final 12 months have had their declare processed.
Mr Sunak admitted that “not enough” asylum claims had been processed – however insisted: “That’s what we are going to fix.”
The prime minister additionally insisted that he and his controversial dwelling secretary are “on the same page” in terms of lowering numbers arriving through the English Channel.
Sir Keir Starmer questioned how a “broken” asylum system might be anybody’s fault however the Tories, after Ms Braverman stated earlier this week that the asylum system was damaged.
“They have lost control of borders on their side of the House,” stated the Labour chief. “He stands there and tries to pass the blame. If the asylum system is broken, and his lot have been in power for 12 years, how can it be anyone’s fault but theirs?”
Mr Sunak accused Labour chief of failing to have any solutions on the asylum problem. “Border control is a serious and complex plan … you can’t attack a plan if you don’t have a plan,” he informed the Commons.
The PM added: “We gave the British people a referendum on Brexit. We delivered Brexit. We ended the free movement of people. That’s our record on migration policy … He opposed it at every turn and it’s not what the British people want.”