This could easily be put onto the Tory embarrassment thread, but it is interesting enough to warrant its own thread, and reasonably complicated to need more significant explanation
, so for me it is easier to do so with bullet points
The information was gleaned from The Newsagents.
* The Illegal Immigrants Bill received royal assent towards the end of July.
* This states that people entering the U.K. illegally are no longer considered asylum seekers but illegal immigrants.
* Because those arriving in the small boats and other modes of transport are internationally classed as asylum seekers, the U.K. government has been quite legally able to use the overseas aid budget which amounts to >6 million a day,
* the money for this is managed by Difd, who were more than a little put out to find that money that could be used to help people remain in their own war torn, climate change affected country, was instead being used to pay the hotel bill.
* The Home Office, for ideological reasons had allowed the backlog to rise to an almost unmanageable number.
So here is where Braverman has come totally unstuck - or rather as usual - the tax payer
* the asylum seekers are now classed as criminal illegal immigrants.
* guess whose budget is responsible for paying to house criminals
*The Home Office! Which you might think is poetic justice, until you realise that
* >£6million a day will now be taken away from,
* The police Budget
* Immigration (the irony)
* drugs policy
*counter terrorism etc.
*apparently they were warned continuously of this but refused to listen.
*catching the headlines appears more. Important than good law.
* because of the Law of Unintended Consequences - the illegal immigration law has not yet been acted.
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