The UK has a proud history of supporting those in need of protection, with over 185,000 men, women and children being offered a place in this country since 2015. This is more than any other similar resettlement scheme in Europe. It is clear however that our existing asylum system needs changing. Our ability to help those who are fleeing humanitarian crises is being hindered by increased illegal migration flows and people smugglers exploiting the system for their own gain. The British public feel strongly about this, and if we, as a society, do not try and find a solution, we might find this dismay becomes a much more toxic debate overall.
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