And has the 'austerity, no brexit, no the other thing' government of the last 11 years done anything to show this across the world? 'This is what you get in the UK, this is what you get in [france, germany greece, spain. sweden, wherever].
Can't say for the wider world, but certainly not here, in comparison to the rest of Europe we take in a very low number of refugees and asylum seekers
When compared against EU member states, in 2020 the UK ranked 7th in the absolute number of people to whom it gave protection, including resettled refugeesDealing first with the regular in-country asylum process, in 2020, Germany granted asylum or another form of protection to around 62,000 people (at initial decision, excluding appeals) – more than any other EU country, and equivalent to 29% of all people offered asylum-related protection in the EU that year (UK excluded). The UK ranked seventh, offering asylum-related protection to around 9,000 people at initial decision (Figure 9).
When adjusting for population size, the UK ranks 19th among the EU, having granted protection in 2020 to 0.1 asylum seekers per 1,000 of its resident population of 67 million.
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