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To be honest, I think Patel must have nicked my idea because I proposed similar on the tinternet about a year ago somewhere or other. The idea is that if you turn up here and then are swiftly whisked off to another country that you have no interest in living in, over time it will deter others from turning up here illegally as they will be back to square one. It's about making it pointless to enter our country illegally. Go about entering our country legally from whichever country you want to, or end up having to do the same from another country that you don't want to be in. The idea that anyone can just rock up here illegally and then stay here from day one needs to be shown to be not possible in any way shape or form.
I have other wonderful ideas too that I'm sure Priti would be interested in. Alas, I doubt the discussed scheme will ever come into fruition for various reasons.
It won’t stop people crossing, they will just use more criminals to then avoid being caught once in the UK.
Anything that can be done to stop rubber dinghy’s crossing the worlds busiest shipping lane has to be a good thing.
My plan to stop this would be create a place in France where people could go and apply for asylum, trouble is most of those crossing (fit young men) would not be successful so would still try and cross in rubber dinghy’s.
Maybe sending them to the middle of Africa is not such a stupid idea after all.
France offered the UK this very facility, it would also work as if you collect biometric data for all applicants and someone is unsuccessful then if they illegally enter the UK you know they have come from France as there is an official record and can re-deport them to France, the current issue is once someone is on UK soil they refuse to disclose their country of origin or the route they took so legally you can’t move them as someone can’t be stateless.
The UK government refused the French offer. Because you know any cooperation with mainland Europe makes Jacob Reece-Mogg threaten to spank Johnson….
As for why people want to come to the UK, firstly the language, secondly most have some family already here.