Watch: Immigration minister Mark Harper tells Iraqi asylum seeker to leave the UK

Confronting Esam Amin on the <em>Sunday Politics West</em>, Harper said that his claim to stay in Britain was "ridiculous".

Immigration minister Mark Harper told an asylum seeker he "should leave the UK" live on television.

Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics West, Harper told five-time asylum applicant Esam Amin that his claim was "ridiculous". Harper asserted that the Iraqi had no right to remain in this country.


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The Deep Dive podcast: Mandates and Manifestos

The New Statesman's Deep Dive podcast.

Ian Leslie and Stewart Wood return for another episode of the Deep Dive. This time they're plunging into the murky world of election promises with Catherine Haddon, resident historian at the Institute of Government. Together they explore what an electoral mandate means, what a manifesto is for, and why we can't sue the government when they fail to keep their promises.

Plus: Rant or Rave? Find out which podcasts have had our hosts on tenterhooks.

Listen to this episode of The Deep Dive now:


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