? asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

Would a UK party be popular if they swore to deny all asylum applicants from anyone, start deportations, and had economists in their party?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    That all sounds like a vote winner to me.

  • 6 months ago

    They might win some council and European Parliament seats, which no one really cares about. They would never win a general election in the UK. Look at what happened to the BNP and UKIP, especially UKIP without Farage to keep the extremists out or at least quiet.

    There is no appetite for the far-right in Britain. Most people who voted Leave in 2016 were not far-right, as much as the far-right like to pretend otherwise.

  • 6 months ago

    The UK already returns many asylum seekers to their country of entry to Europe as the EU's Dublin Agreement permits. The asylum seekers crossing the English Channel are being returned to France as the UN Refugee Convention permits, France being a "safe" country within the meaning of the Convention they have passed through. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has signed an agreement with his French counterpart formalising the arrangementsfor them to be returned. The UK is better at deporting failed asylum seekers than other EU countries.

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