A MINISTER has accused MPs of acting like “humanitarian nimbys” by opposing a blitz on small boat arrivals.
Robert Jenrick said “grandstanding” politicians who call for Britain to welcome everyone “fail to take their fair share” in their own constituencies.
Robert Jenrick blasted ‘grandstanding’ MPs who opposed the govt’s crackdown on illegal migrants[/caption]
Figures from Labour claimed the asylum hotel bill could top £4billion this year[/caption]
The Immigration Minister said MPs must heed the warnings of protests over migrant hotels, or risk “losing the trust and respect of the British public”.
Mr Jenrick also warned that “astronomical” numbers of arrivals risked “cannibalising” compassion for genuine refugees fleeing war-zones.
He spoke out ahead of today’s report stage of the Illegal Migration Bill in the Commons.
Ministers were facing revolts by Tory MPs over the curbs on modern slavery claims and plans for child detention.
Government insiders are now confident they have made enough concessions to please both the Tory left and right and see off major rebellions.
Mr Jenrick, meanwhile, said international talks were ongoing over how best to “refresh and renew” decades-old migration laws to make them fit for today’s mass movements.