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A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, Kent, onboard Border Force vessel Searcher following a small boat incident in the Channel.

Will the government's 'stop the boats' plan work?

Sunder Katwala from British Future and Madeleine Sumption from the Migration Observatory join us for a deep dive into the government’s asylum plan.

The Illegal Migration Bill is the latest government attempt to deter asylum seekers from making their way to the UK by irregular routes. But has Rishi Sunak come up with some substance to match his ‘stop the boats’ slogan? How does the government intend its plan to work – and how likely is it to succeed? Will the legislation prove popular or polarising? And is the row about Gary Lineker and Match of the Day no more than a distraction?

The IfG’s Emma Norris and Rhys Clyne are joined by Sunder Katwala, director of British Future, and Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory, for a deep dive into the government’s asylum plan.

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