Suella Braverman news: Home secretary ‘heaps chaos on broken asylum system’

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Labor has accused Home Secretary Suella Braverman of piling on an “already broken” asylum system with further “delays, costs, chaos and confusion”.

On Monday, shadow Home Secretary Stephen Kinnock MP said in the House of Commons: “The Nationality and Borders Act introduces a new category of asylum seekers who the government claims are not allowed to apply for asylum in the UK and should therefore be removed.

“But because [the government] has failed to secure a repatriation deal with France and because its Rwanda policy is utterly unworkable, 16,000 people are stuck in that category in limbo awaiting another six months for a decision that will cost UK taxpayers enormously.”

“So do ministers accept that their own legislation will add further delays, costs, chaos and confusion to an already broken system?” he said.

Ms. Braverman replied: “Workers are very good at complaining – [but] they have no solution at all.”

It comes after the Home Secretary signed a £63million deal with France that will see British officers stationed in French control rooms for the first time.

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Rishi Sunak says taxes must rise to avoid market reaction

Rishi Sunak has said the government must deliver on its promise of tax hikes and spending cuts in this week’s autumn statement or risk a market reaction that will destabilize the UK economy.

The Prime Minister is facing a rebellion from backbench Conservative MPs angered by Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that everyone in the UK will pay more taxes because of the tax policy he is set to unveil on Thursday.

However, Mr Sunak said the Chancellor had no choice but to meet international markets’ expectations that he would put UK finances on a sustainable path.

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Maroosha MuzaffarNovember 14, 2022 4:02 am

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Rishi Sunak calls Russia a ‘rogue state’ for not attending the G20 summit

Rishi Sunak said that Vladimir Putin’s failure to appear at the summit means he doesn’t even try to explain his actions despite being “responsible for so much bloodshed in Ukraine”.

Mr. Sunak wrote in the telegraph that “we will not let our economic future be held hostage by the actions of a rogue state – nor will our allies.” The prime minister arrived in Bali today for the summit.

Maroosha MuzaffarNov 14, 2022 4:21 am

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Braverman signs agreement with France on Channel migrants today

Suella Braverman, the Home Secretary, will today sign an agreement with French Home Secretary Gerald Darmanin to step up efforts to halt the passage of migrants in small boats in the English Channel.

On Friday last week, Secretary of State James Cleverly and Catherine Colonna, his French counterpart, issued a statement emphasizing the “urgency of combating all forms of illegal migration”.

Under the new agreement, which Ms Braverman is set to sign in Paris today, the amount the UK will pay France to cover the cost of increased patrols at her end will rise from around £55million a year to £63million .

According to the latest government data, 40,000 people have crossed the English Channel in small boats so far this year. Last year the number was 28,526.

Maroosha MuzaffarNovember 14, 2022 4:30 am

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Sunak promises a “sustainable course” while Hunt warns of “sacrifices” for everyone

Rishi Sunak has promised to meet market expectations with this week’s autumn budget, as his chancellor warned everyone will need to pay “a little bit more tax” to stabilize the economy.

The Prime Minister said Jeremy Hunt would unveil measures on Thursday to “put our public finances on a sustainable path” after investors were spooked by his predecessor’s £45bn tax-cut bonanza.

The declaration is expected to include painful public spending cuts and tax hikes to plug a black hole in the nation’s finances.

Mr Hunt previously said “sacrifices” would be needed across the board to get the economy back on track.

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Maroosha MuzaffarNovember 14, 2022 4:45 am

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Fears Jeremy Hunt’s tax and spending plan will put companies into ‘hibernation’

The business will “hibernate” in a “decade of no growth” unless Chancellor Jeremy Hunt pairs tax hikes in the upcoming mini-budget with measures to relax rules on immigration, planning and regulations, the CBI has warned .

Failure to take action to address labor shortages is “damaging in both the short and long term,” said Tony Danker, director general of the business organization.

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Maroosha MuzaffarNovember 14, 2022 05:00

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CBI urges Jeremy Hunt to relax immigration rules ahead of fall statement

The head of the Confederation of British Industry, a prominent business lobby group, has urged Jeremy Hunt to make “tough policy decisions” to let in more foreign workers.

The CBI appealed to the government just days before the fall statement, saying the move will help companies struggling with staff shortages and the looming recession.

Tony Danker, the CBI’s director-general, said its members agreed to “tough fiscal decisions” on spending and taxes. The CBI warned that sectors such as hospitality, construction and manufacturing are suffering the worst staff shortages.

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Matt Hancock says winning the camp manager election “more than makes up for” losing to Johnson in the 2019 leadership election.

Matt Hancock has said that being elected leader of the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ campsite “more than makes up for” losing to Boris Johnson in the 2019 Tory Party leadership election.

The 44-year-old adds: “Of course it is a great honor and privilege to be the camp leader. I want to thank everyone who voted for me.”

Last week, Mr Hancock also asked forgiveness from his housemates, saying he was “really looking for a little bit of forgiveness” for his Covid lockdown actions.

Maroosha MuzaffarNov 14, 2022 5:24 am

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ICYMI: Brexit has imposed ‘costs’ on UK economy, admits Jeremy Hunt

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has accepted that Brexit has imposed a “cost” on the UK but insisted he does not believe leaving the EU would impoverish Britain in the long term.

Challenged by the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, Mr Hunt did not deny that since the formal exit date almost three years ago, the UK economy has grown less than it would have if Britain had stayed in the European trading bloc.

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