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Friday evening news briefing: Labour would make Britain ‘asylum capital of the world’

Good evening. James Cleverly has claimed a Labour government would turn the UK into the “asylum capital of the world” – and an official has admitted that the Bank of England made “persistent and systematic” errors in its forecasts about inflation.

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Labour would make Britain ‘asylum capital of the world’

Speaking in Dover earlier today, Sir Keir Starmer announced that Labour would create a new Border Security Command unit which would treat people smugglers the same as terrorists. He also said a Labour government would scrap Rwanda migrant deportation flights “straight away”.

But Mr Cleverly, the Home Secretary, hit back and claimed Labour would “create a haven for criminal gangs, not stop them”.

Bank of England made ‘persistent and systematic’ errors

Swati Dhingra was one of two officials to vote for a reduction in interest rates which were subsequently held at 5.25pc. Her comments came as the Bank of England’s chief economist warned about the risk of being “seduced” by data showing a slowdown in inflation. Follow live updates here.

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