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UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman is obsessed with migrants

The scene was stunned by its excess: invited during the annual conference of the Tories to debate “the future of conservatism”, on Tuesday 4 October, Suella Braverman, Liz Truss’ home secretary, exclaimed, all smiles, “his dream”, and even his “occupation”was it ” that Daily Telegraph [le journal de la droite britannique] devotes his “one” to the photograph of a plane taking off for Rwanda”.

Mme Braverman was referring to the highly controversial politics of Priti Patel, who preceded her on the inside until September. The latter has signed an agreement with Kigali on the deportation of people who have crossed the Channel by boat. The latter on the grounds that they wanted “illegal” reached English shores, would be refused asylum in Britain and would have to apply in Rwanda, even though they have no family ties in the East African country.

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Even the very right-handed Priti Patel didn’t dare “dream” loudly deporting people in need en masse. She had certainly ardently defended these deportations, condemned by the UN as “contrary to the spirit and the letter” of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. But she had preferred to insist on the need to put an end to “deadly traffic” smugglers to better protect “those who really need it and take the legal route”.


Mme Braverman, 42, a law graduate from the universities of Cambridge and the Sorbonne, proves in any case that one can be of immigrant origin and defend a far-right line. His father and mother, both of Indian origin, arrived from Kenya and Mauritius respectively in the 1960s, and they “admire and feel grateful for what Britain has achieved in Mauritius, Kenya and India”assured their daughter. “It’s not racist to want to control our borders and it’s not hypocritical to have these types of opinions when you come from ethnic minorities”she added, from Birmingham.

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This former attorney general for England and Wales in the Johnson government cultivates a fiercely anti-wake profile and is also an ardent Brexiteer – she was briefly chair of the European Research Group, the club of elected Eurosceptic conservatives in Westminster. Elected to MP for the first time in 2015, she has set herself the main goal since she was appointed within “work more with France” to “end it” with dinghies crossing the English Channel, legislation promises to “to ensure that the only way to win Britain [soit d’emprunter] safe and legal roads”, without going into further details.

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