Thursday 18 November 2021 / 12:02 PM Home Affairs / Immigration

Nick Thomas-Symonds comments on reports that the Government is speaking to Albania about offshore processing of migrants

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on reports that the UK Government is speaking to the Albanian Government about offshore processing of migrants, said:

“Instead of chasing headlines about unconscionable offshore processing, the Government should address its own failures.

“There is no effective deal in place with the French Authorities, and, instead of providing properly managed safe and legal routes, the Government closed the Dubs Scheme that helped unaccompanied children.

“The Government’s incompetence is dangerous, with ever-increasing numbers of people risking their lives in the English Channel.”