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Watch: Pressure mounts on UK government to address asylum seeker crisis

The UK has a long-standing tradition of providing refuge to individuals fleeing persecution. Lately the country has seen record numbers making the journey for a new life in the UK and the recent surge in asylum seekers has led to many being housed in the region's hotels - earning them considerable income. Thousands of asylum seekers will be housed in disused military bases under new government plans to cut spending on hotels. Ministers say the bases will be used to accommodate their “essential living needs and nothing more”, despite legal threats from local Conservatives.

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