Conditions in hotels used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers during the pandemic are akin to detention centres, according to a report that also says accommodation is often sub-standard and sometimes unsafe.
Oh? And who exactly produced this report..?
It was conducted by academics at Edinburgh Napier University in partnership with grassroots organisation Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment.
Well, what a shocker!
And what have asylum seekers (assuming they are genuine) to do with this organisation? Don't they realise that migrants and asylum seekers aren't supposed to be the same things?
A Home Office spokesperson said: “The report in question contains a number of factual inaccuracies, is based on a limited sample size and the Home Office has not been asked to provide any evidence or direct input into the report. During the height of an unprecedented health pandemic, to ensure asylum seekers were not left destitute, additional accommodation was required at extremely short notice.”
It's OK, no need to explain yourselves. I wouldn't bother to read this either. Into the round file with it!