Most Britons support Denmark-style law to take valuables away from refugees

ESPMI Network

The majority of people in Britain would support controversial measures to take valuables off refugees arriving in the country, following similar moves to do so in Denmark. Danish politicians passed a new law at the end of January which allows border officials to seize cash and assets from would-be asylum seekers to help pay for their stay.

Opponents said the law amounted to a “symbolic move to scare people away”, while the UN warned Denmark risked “fuelling fear and xenophobia”. But according to a new YouGov poll, 54 per cent of Britons would either support or strongly support a similar law in the UK. Only 8 per cent of respondents said they strongly opposed the idea, which has been compared to the Nazi-era policy of stripping valuables from Jews.


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