The Tory plan for Channel migrants is nothing but hate speech, and here’s the evidence

Last Updated: March 8, 2023By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hate speech: Suella Braverman.

The Conservative government’s latest plan to deal with people crossing the Channel in small boats to claim asylum in the UK is not what it seems – according to the evidence.

Instead, it seems Suella Braverman are simply trying to stir up hate against Johnny and Jane Foreigner to distract attention from their own shortcomings – one of which is that it is a failing in the Tory Brexit deal that has made it possible for illegal immigrants to stay here as long as they have.

Look at – and listen to – this propaganda clip from Suella Braverman:

You can hear the hate speech: the people who she acknowledges are risking their lives to get here are trying to “jump the queue” and “game our system”, and this is “not fair”. These are all words that are carefully chosen – and they are all words that are likely to increase hatred against asylum-seekers.

Remember, these are people who are currently being accommodated in local hotels across the UK, much to the disgust of many local residents who are already well on the way to a life of xenophobic rage.

And she again uses the nonsense argument that people are travelling through safe countries where they should settle instead of here. They’re coming here for a reason – because of the UK’s imperial past, because they have family here, because of the language, or because of another connection; their reasons for being here are valid.

Before we go further, let’s have a bit of balance from Labour MP John McDonnell:

Now it’s time for a reality check: the planned new law is unlikely even to come into law, let alone be put into practice before the next general election. Therefore we may assume that it is motivated by something other than what we’re being told. Here’s Richard Murphy:

Finally – and above all – we should remember that this is a problem entirely of the Conservative government’s own making.

Did you catch the really damning statistics in that clip?

The Labour government – that was in power before the Conservatives slithered their way back into Downing Street in 2010 – was sending 60,000 illegal migrants back to their home countries per year. It could do this because it had a “returns” agreement with the European Union.

Now, the Tory government struggles to send 3,000 people back. This is because it doesn’t have an agreement with the EU; Boris Johnson tore it up when he foisted his daft Brexit Agreement on us and them, and countries like France and Germany won’t sign an individual deal with the UK.

Looking at it dispassionately, it is hard to believe that the Tories did not create this situation deliberately, in order to give the people of the United Kingdom somebody to hate – who isn’t a Tory.

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