The asylum backlog for applicants has hit 160,919, up more than 10,000 in a quarter. It represents 132,182 cases - three times that in 2019 and smashing the previous record under Labour of 125,100.
That's gone up from a city the size of Canterbury to one the size of Oxford in three months!
Yup Button. Read it.
Panic has set in (again) and it's about clearing files rather than dealing with applications.
You wouldn't remember when we had to get the lift engineers in at Lunar House and the problem turned out to be the bottom of the lift shaft being filled with green files which casework had dumped there as they were too difficult to deal with!
More up to date why do you think we have Thanet full of Kosovans on exceptional (sic) leave to remain fleeing a war that finished decades ago?
And to think when I joined IS in 1975 I was told that the I.A.1971 was the end of large scale immigration and net migration was running at about 7,000 a year!
Loadsa jobs going at £25,000 pa! https://www.homeofficejobs-sscl.co.uk/asylum-protection/role-overview
Seriously, this works out at £12.02 per hour. What sort of applicant is that going to attract when a 'team leader' in 'spoons can get £12.72?
'If no one went no faster than what I do there'd be a sight less trouble in this world'