Best for Britain has shown the Prime Minister a red card after he introduced a draconian new Bill which aims to strip rights from refugees and asylum seekers.
The so-called ‘Illegal Migration Bill’ aims to deny refugees and asylum seekers their rights under international law by giving the Home Secretary a legal imperative to detain people arriving in the UK en-masse and deport them without hearing their case to claim asylum. Many legal experts believe that this would be a breach of international law.
Following the introduction of the Bill, Gary Lineker was told to ‘step back’ from his Match of the Day presenting role for criticising the Bill which he described as “immeasurably cruel”. The BBC claim his comments represent a breach of their impartiality guidelines but is currently chaired by a Conservative Party donor who helped secure an £800,000 loan for Boris Johnson before Johnson appointed him to the role.
Now, internationalist campaign group Best for Britain have parked a red card in front of Downing Street to highlight the real issue underpinning this ongoing controversy, to support the rights of asylum seekers and refugees under international law and show solidarity for those being silenced for speaking up on their behalf.
Best for Britain’s van was also spotted at the Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage for Fulham’s home game against league leaders Arsenal. Best for Britain is asking people to sign this petition and pressure the Government to give the Anti-Asylum Bill the boot.
Naomi Smith, CEO of internationalist campaign group Best for Britain, said:
“Legally, morally and practically, this Bill is unworkable in every sense and that’s why we’re showing the Prime Minister and his Bill a red card today.
“In solidarity for refugees, asylum seekers and all people in crisis, and in support of those like Gary Linekar who speak up on their behalf, we’re asking people to sign our petition calling on the government to give this Bill the boot.”