Hunt backs Javid in Channel crossings row

Country
UK (GB)
Score
10.35
Source
The Guardian
Time
2019-01-03 (UTC)
ID
13021501

Foreign secretary says priority is to discourage people from attempting risky journey The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has backed Sajid Javid after the home secretary was criticised for questioning whether migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats were “genuine” asylum seekers. Speaking in Malaysia, Hunt said Javid was right to say that the UK’s “proud tradition” of granting asylum should not be abused, and he said the government’s priority was to discourage people from undertaking risky journeys across the Channel. Continue reading...