"Under the Conservative leadership of this government, the UK will always provide a sanctuary to people who are having the lights switched off on their own liberty and personal freedoms," says @pritipatel, one week after trying to rush through a Bill that bans protest.
It doesn't count as a "personal freedom" if it's, say, the right for the GRT community to be able to live their lives without fear of persecution and criminalisation.
Priti Patel are you not EMBARAZZED?

the answer is no, she doesn't feel shame, also potentially not basic empathy either
Patel keeps saying "we need safe and legal routes" yet is bringing in a Bill that would criminalise people travelling via existing ones (which are NOT illegal). Create the new routes first if you're really about it!
We're at consultation stage so Patel is encouraging the "British public' to make their feelings about these proposals known. Which you can do here! newplanforimmigration.com/en/
Basically, Patel can't ban asylum seekers so what she's trying to do is make it impossible for them to successfully claim asylum in the UK if they've passed through another 'safe' country first. As we're an island, this would mean a large proportion of claims are denied.
Useful factsheet here from @JCWI_UK jcwi.org.uk/explained-prit…
Patel absolutely refusing to answer questions on what her "safe and legal routes" actually are, just aggressively telling MPs to ask to "read the plan". No, answer the damn question!

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There's no such thing as an 'illegal' asylum seeker ImageImage
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But we literally do nothing! Just let it wash over us! The ministerial code is begging to be invoked! ImageImage
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