Britain is a 'magnet' for asylum seekers – 'three times more likely to approve a claim than France' | The Sun

BRITAIN is a “magnet” for asylum seekers and three times more likely to approve a claim than France, a report warns.

Our acceptance rate has shot up 43 per cent since 2016 — while France’s has dropped by seven per cent and the EU on average fell by 25 per cent.

Campaign group Migration Watch says the UK is now an “outlier” after becoming the “last resort destination” for claimants.

It claims people whose bids have been rejected elsewhere turn to Britain to exploit our “absurdly lax” system.

Rishi Sunak has vowed to toughen the law so immigrants who come to the UK illegally — like the 44,000 on small boats this year — will never be allowed to settle here.

Migration Watch blasts that Britain’s asylum seeker acceptance rate is nearly three times higher at 72 per cent than France’s 25 per cent after soaring in the past eight years.


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The group has also uncovered a Home Office document admitting Britain’s high intake sometimes reflects an unsuccessful attempt in France first — which is now rejecting 90 per cent of claims from Albanian migrants.

Alp Mehmet of Migration Watch said: “The UK is now an outlier, granting a much higher share of claims than most other European countries.

“It is time to take a leaf out of the French book. The public have had enough.”

Mr Sunak will introduce legislation in the New Year to block illegal migrants staying in Britain.

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And after a High Court victory this week, the PM also wants to get the first deportations to Rwanda going to deter Channel crossings.

A Home Office spokesman last night said of the plans: “We will stop the cycle of endless appeals and abuse of the asylum system, reducing costs and making it fair to those in genuine need of asylum, and firm on those who seek to abuse it.”

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