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Rishi Sunak slammed over ‘barefaced lie’ after claiming asylum backlog has been cleared

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is being condemned for his ‘barefaced lie’ after claiming, incorrectly, that the federal government had met its pledge to clear the backlog of so-called legacy asylum claims.

The prime minister posted on X (previously Twitter) that the Dwelling Workplace had handled 112,000 “legacy instances” – referring to claims made earlier than June 2022 – by the top of final yr.

Nonetheless, hundreds of asylum instances are nonetheless awaiting a closing determination, with Downing Road compelled to confess that 4,500 “advanced instances” stay excellent. That implies that the federal government has not cleared the “legacy” backlog of pre-June 2022 asylum claims.

Moreover, the Dwelling Workplace has revealed that there are greater than 98,000 asylum functions nonetheless awaiting a call, largely consisting of claims made since June 2022. 17,000 claims have additionally been withdrawn by the Dwelling Workplace, with Yvette Cooper saying that the federal government has ‘no concept the place these persons are’.

So as to add to the humiliation for the PM, his publish on X was neighborhood famous with the message “the backlog has not been cleared” and a hyperlink to a BBC report confirming the goal has not been met.

Shadow Minister for Immigration, Stephen Kinnock posted on X: “The PM’s barefaced lie that he has cleared the asylum backlog can be laughable if it wasn’t such an insult to the general public’s intelligence.

“Statistics revealed this morning by his personal Govt present there are nonetheless round 100,000 instances languishing within the Tories’ endless backlog.”

Basit Mahmood is editor of Left Foot Ahead

(Image credit score: Simon Walke / Quantity 10 Downing Road – Artistic Commons)

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