The government will publish measures to increase the number of
removals of people whose asylum claims have failed, the home
secretary Charles Clarke announced this week, writes
The news of the five year plan, which will be published next
month, came as the Conservatives announced a raft of new asylum
proposals in the run up to the general election.
Shadow home secretary David Davis said that the Conservatives
would pull out of the 1951 UN Convention on Refugees on the grounds
that it prevents a British government from taking immediate action
to deport asylum seekers whose claims are “obviously not
The party would also outlaw people from claiming asylum in
Britain and instead take an annual quota of refugees in the care
the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.