Labour and Conservatives Clash Over Immigration Policies
Labour and the Conservatives are at odds over how to address the issue of small boat crossings and illegal immigration. Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, proposes a returns deal with the EU to take a quota of asylum seekers in exchange for returning those who cross the Channel in small boats. Labour also plans to recruit more asylum caseworkers and establish a cross-border unit to combat people smuggling. In contrast, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, advocates for deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda. The issue of immigration is likely to be a significant factor in the next election.