Daily: Inside the Channel Crisis

The Bunker

Dec 2 2021 • 31 mins

Last week 27 people tragically drowned trying to cross the Channel from France, and 2021 has seen a record number of migrants attempt to the treacherous journey. Why is this? And how can we prevent more lives needlessly being lost? Zoe Gardner, policy and advocacy manager at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, talks to Justin Quirk about why more people than ever are trying to cross the Channel, and how we can make our asylum system work for everyone. “We knew this disaster was coming, and we could have prevented it.” “The UK will never have a fair and decent asylum system in isolation. We need this to be an international effort.” “There is currently a bill in Parliament which will throw refugee protection out the window.” “We need to change the narrative that the UK is happy with having deadly borders.” Presented by Justin Quirk. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices