Home Secretary Suella Braverman will today pledge to prevent human rights laws “interfering” with the UK’s ability to deport illegal migrants by introducing a new law barring anyone who crosses the Channel from claiming asylum in Britain.
In her speech this afternoon at the Conservative Party Conference it is understood the Home Secretary will accuse the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg of “mission creep” by “grossly expanding” the remit of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to include asylum claims which it was never designed to cover.
9,260 Conservative Post readers recently signed a petition calling for the UK to leave the ECHR after European judges grounded a deportation flight despite the UK’s Supreme Court, High Court and Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the Government.
Ahead of her speech in an article in The Telegraph Ms Braverman said:
“The time has come to take control of this situation and make sure the ECHR and its domestic equivalent, the Human Rights Act, cannot interfere with our illegal migration regime.”
In her address this afternoon, the Home Secretary will set out the proposals for a bill that will mean anyone entering the UK illegally, including by small boats across the Channel, will be denied refuge.
According to reports Braverman’s bill will go further than the Nationality and Border Act, introduced by her predecessor Priti Patel which made asylum claims from those travelling through “safe” third countries such as France “inadmissible” but did allow exceptions.
Ms Braverman has also signalled the number of foreign students studying in the UK could be reduced by targeting courses and institutions where those graduating were not benefiting the UK economically.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman will set out her vision at 5.15pm today (Tuesday) at the Conservative Party Conference.