“We will stop those who come here illegally,” Home Secretary Priti Patel has told party members in London. “And we will expedite the removal of those who have no legitimate claim for protection.”
Speaking at the Conservative Party conference, she promised to introduce legislation next year for the “biggest overhaul” of the system in “decades”.
Ms Patel pledged to introduce a new asylum system that welcomed people through “safe and legal routes” and stopped those arriving illegally “making endless legal claims to remain”.
She said those against her plans were “defending the indefensible”.
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