Can Britain’s asylum system be fixed?
BY spectator events
February 1, 2023
One Great George Street, London, England, SW1P 3AA
Fraser Nelson, editor, The Spectator
Mike Adamson, CEO, The British Red Cross
Lord Harrington, former Minister of State (Minister for Refugees)
Matt Dathan, home affairs correspondent, The Times
Channel crossings and a reliance on hotel accommodation for refugees has dramatically elevated the issue of migration, creating a political dilemma for the Conservatives. The situation is now increasingly cited by voters as a reason for abandoning the party, and is believed by some to be putting the next election in peril.
Dozens of ministers have promised tough solutions – including the much-hyped Rwanda plan – but now even the Home Secretary admits the system is broken. Her assessment, that Britain has lost control of its borders, is shared by many backbenchers, whose patience is quickly wearing thin.
Is the Prime Minister right to think that his reforms can fix the asylum system, or is it time for the Tories to embrace bold new thinking on immigration?
Join The Spectator for a special panel discussion on how to fix the asylum system.
- Fraser Nelson, editor, The Spectator
- Mike Adamson, CEO, The British Red Cross
- Lord Harrington, former Minister of State (Minister for Refugees)
- Matt Dathan, home affairs correspondent, The Times
- Emily Carver, columnist, Conservative Home
Doors open for registration at 6.30pm with refreshments, the panel will begin at 7pm.
This event is in association with The British Red Cross.