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Could the Isle of Man be used by the UK Home Office as a base for processing asylum seekers (AKA illegal immigtants . . . ) ?

The Sun seems to think so:

MIGRANT ISLAND PLAN Asylum seekers could be housed in Outer Hebrides to deal with surge in migrant Channel crossings

 

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ASYLUM seekers could be housed in the Outer Hebrides under plans to tackle Britain’s illegal migrant crisis.

Other off-shore locations being considered for new asylum processing centres include the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Man, government sources said.

 

Looks like the UK is thinking of copying the Australian system were asyum seekers were sent to papua New Guinea awaiting processing.

 

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3 hours ago, Cronky said:

Could the Isle of Man be used by the UK Home Office as a base for processing asylum seekers (AKA illegal immigtants . . . ) ?

The Sun seems to think so:

MIGRANT ISLAND PLAN Asylum seekers could be housed in Outer Hebrides to deal with surge in migrant Channel crossings

 

Looks like the UK is thinking of copying the Australian system were asyum seekers were sent to papua New Guinea awaiting processing.

 

Are asylum seekers also known as illegal immigrants?

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Priti Patel ordered officials to draw up a range of destinations off the UK mainland as she explores ways of dealing with the surge of illegal migrants entering Britain in small boats.

How big is the Ben.......?

Does she know where we are...?

SSShhhhh - don't tell her.

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Also reported in the Times and the Mail:

Migrants could be put up in 'hostels' on Isle of Wight or processed on old ferries - as ministers also consider flying UK asylum seekers to centres in Morocco or Papua New Guinea

The Times has been told that the Home Office held discussions about moving migrants to decommissioned oil platforms in the North Sea for 

Ministers decided that it was a 'no go' but the plan to move migrants to ships is thought more realistic and is being given serious consideration. 

Miss Patel is understood to believe the processing centres would deter migrants who hope to settle in UK towns and cities. 'Offshoring is still at the scoping stage and policy is yet to be decided,' said a Government source.

'But we are looking at all options to stop the small boats in the Channel, and offshoring is part of that. In terms of locations you could look at the Shetlands, the Isle of Wight, the Isle of Man, and those sorts of areas.

'There are also lots of little islands up by Scotland.'

The source added: 'This is all fairly down the track and it's not going to be an overnight thing. It will also require changes to legislation. And if we were going to build anything at any of these places we would have to ensure there are appropriate services and provisions for asylum seekers who are sent there.'

The source said any accommodation constructed on an island would not take the form of secure detention centres. 'We do not detain asylum seekers, they are free to come and go,' he said.

Looks like it did actually come from the Home Office. UK, of course, writes immigration legislation . . .

Anyone told COMIN?

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2 hours ago, Cronky said:

Looks like it did actually come from the Home Office.

No it doesn't. It looks like it came from "a source". That means it's poltical. If it was actually from the Home Office it would be official.

It's a distraction. Because the London govt is currently as unpopular with Conservatives as the previous Conservative govt was. And the one before that. Expect more of the same.

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I doubt that the "source" who came up with this nonsense has got a clue where the IOM even is. But then nor will most of the people who fall for this rubbish.

ETA: It's a pity though. Because masses of new people would be brilliant for the economy.

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15 hours ago, John Wright said:

Only by the likes of the Wail/Fail and Sun and their illiterate page turners

Or UK residents sick to death of the way they have had to put up with the problem

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The Mail said 'Downing Street is the driving force behind proposals to hold refugees offshore ' so would that mean one of the 'advisors' ?

Bear in mind that the Isle of Man was used for internment in past times. Presumably the powers to do such things still exist.

I can see the logic in proposing Asylum processing centres in the Isle of Man. If they are proposed anywhere in the UK the local MP would kick off. The Isle of Man doesn't have an MP so is a soft target.

My money is on this being a politicial distractor to perpetuate the illusion that there is an intention to do something about illegal immigration.

The long history of illegal immigration is putting up with the problem.

However, as we're leaving the EU I suppose things might change but, personally, I doubt it.

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