Poll victory for asylum - Refugee Council
February 16, 2006

Poll victory for asylum

In early February, Sky News ran a poll on their website asking their audience to vote on the proposition:

“Should failed asylum seekers lose their benefits?”

Refugee Council alerted its campaigner supporters and the outcome was that the answer was a resounding “NO” by a majority of nearly 2-1. An astounding 130,300 votes were cast in support of asylum seekers, and the Refugee Council thanks all our supporters who voted – and who asked their friends to join them.

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The question itself implies that asylum seekers whose claims have been rejected all receive benefits where in fact, most do not.

Details of support are shown in a briefing from the Refugee Council Hard Case Briefing from June 2004.

See the full Sky News poll results