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Suella Braverman appears unsure about how an asylum seeker can apply to enter the UK




Questioned during a home affairs select committee, Suella Braverman appeared unsure of how people from countries outside UK schemes could apply for asylum in the UK. Tory MP Tim Loughton asked how a 16-year-old from a ‘hypothetical’ country in Africa who was facing persecution could make an asylum application here or elsewhere to come to the UK. Braverman repeatedly said that a person in those circumstances could do it through the ‘safe and legal’ routes which are available but wasn’t able to elaborate on how that would work for people who cannot come to the UK to apply and cannot do it where they are located. She eventually called on Matthew Rycroft, permanent secretary at the Home Office, who acknowledged that there are places in the world where asylum applications cannot be filed

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