UK’s Suella Braverman warns against ‘hurricane’ of migrants

Updated: Oct 4 2023 9:20PM

By Aditi Khanna

London, Oct 4 (PTI) In a series of comments on immigration that have drawn some criticism from within her own party ranks, UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman has warned against a “hurricane” of migrants landing on the country’s shores unless tough action is taken.

The 43-year-old Indian-origin Cabinet minister, whose parents migrated to Britain from Mauritius and Kenya, told the Conservative Party conference in Manchester on Tuesday that their immigration was a “mere gust” compared to the “millions more” expected in the coming months and years.

Her hard-line speech hit out at European human rights legislation that made it difficult for the UK to tackle the challenge of boat-loads of bogus asylum seekers.