26 September 2023
Responding to Suella Braverman’s US speech , Green Party co-leader Adrian Ramsay said:
“This is a horrifying speech from a British Home Secretary that would not be out of place on a far-right conspiracy website.
“It is language straight out of the gutter that should have no place in a fair and compassionate society.
“The Prime Minister should have the decency and moral courage to sack the Home Secretary now.
“Suella Braverman has singled out gay people seeking asylum despite the fact they make up around 1.5 per cent of applications and come mostly from countries where being openly gay can lead to a lifetime in prison or even a death sentence.
“She claims that so-called uncontrolled and illegal migration is an ‘existential challenge for the political and cultural institutions of the West’, when our country draws its strength a from the diversity offered by centuries of migrants sharing their skills and experiences and building lives here.
“The international refugee convention has proved a cornerstone of protection for people around the world and serves as a reminder to every country of our shared obligations.
“We need a government that recognises its international responsibilities and sits down with its neighbours to work out how to create the safe, legal routes that enable people to seek asylum without risking their lives.”
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