UK interior minister Patel vows asylum system overhaul

British interior minister Priti Patel accused migrants crossing the Channel on boats of “shopping around” to claim asylum, as she vowed Sunday to overhaul the UK’s response to the arrivals.

Delivering the keynote address on the second day of the ruling Conservatives’ annual party conference, Patel pledged to introduce legislation next year “to fix this broken system”.
In a speech short on policy details, she said asylum-seekers travelling through Europe before reaching Britain on small vessels showed the current system was “neither firm nor fair”.
“Shopping around for where they claim asylum. Making that final and extremely dangerous Channel crossing to the United Kingdom, while lining the pockets of despicable international criminal gangs,” Patel said.
“Our broken system is enabling this international criminal trade.”
Britain is grappling with how to deal with a recent surge in irregular migration across the Channel, with recent reports of possible solutions under consideration also causing an outcry.
Holding asylum-seekers on a British overseas territory in the South Atlantic Ocean which is closer to Cape Town and Rio de Janeiro than London are among the proposals said to be under discussion within Patel’s ministry.
Other purported suggestions reported in the British media involve mooring a 40-year-old ferry off the English coast to house up to 1,400 people in 141 cabins, or even sending migrants to decommissioned oil rigs in the North Sea.
Patel did not address any of the mooted measures in her address, delivered virtually to Conservative Party members’ from a stage in England’s second city Birmingham due to the pandemic.
She said the reforms to the system would aim to welcome people through safe and legal routes and “stop the abuse of the system”, but warned “this will take time”.
In the meantime she added the government would step up its operational response

InventHelp Inventor Develops New System to Help Keep the Interior of a Parked Car Cooler (HLW-2348)

HOLLYWOOD, FL, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Celestino Manuel Iriarte introduces “Car Shades”, an automated system to help keep the interior of a car cooler on hot days. Heat can wreak havoc on a vehicle and its daily operation.  The warm weather and humidity can create a hostile environment for your car.  Cars need protection from the hot weather to ensure they run optimally and don’t end up with serious problems.

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This patent-pending invention provides an automated method of blocking the sun’s rays from a car’s interior.  This practical device is designed to provide shade and lower the temperature inside your car which will provide comfort to the passengers and protection to the interior of your vehicle.  The system could be incorporated into new vehicles or offered as an aftermarket product. 

The inventor is seeking a company to license and manufacture the invention.  Please go to for more details including an animated video of the invention in use as well as survey results and feedback from a test group of 100 consumers!

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