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Asylum system 'is going to cause far more chaos'


Britain and Ireland have been told by the European Court of Justice they cannot send asylum seekers back to Greece because of the country's inadequate asylum arrangements prompting the EU Home Affairs Commissioner to say that Europe needs a common asylum system.

Timothy Kirkhope, Conservative MEP and former UK immigration minister and Donna Covey, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council discuss whether this is the case.

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