Thangam Debbonaire - "Does Priti Patel understand that the term illegal asylum seekers doesn't even make sense... asylum seekers are allowed to come here to seek asylum, & if they haven't been assessed they can't be illegal by definition"pic.twitter.com/pM6OK1i9qB
In response, Leader of the house Mark Spencer replied: "This is a new migration and economic development partnership, the first in the world to tackle head-on the imbalance between legal and illegal migration routes.
"It is the right thing to do, because it breaks the model set by those who are exploiting very vulnerable people, and endangering them by putting them in vessels that are not seaworthy to cross the English channel. We are developing safe routes for the people who do find themselves in those circumstances, and that is the right thing to do."
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