FFS Show 42: Migration, Manston and the asylum backlog

Are you confused about what’s been happening at the Manston centre, and what the situation is with people crossing the channel in small boats?

On this week’s podcast, episode 42, Ali and Paul discuss the truth behind the media and political coverage of the asylum backlog situation.

Find out how many people are coming to the UK, and how we compare to other nations in accepting asylum claims.

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Listen to episode 42 of The FFS Show podcast here.

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