BRITAIN is a “magnet” for asylum seekers and three times more likely to approve a claim than France, a report warns.
Campaign group Migration Watch says the UK is now an “outlier” after becoming the “last resort destination” for claimants.
It claims people whose bids have been rejected elsewhere turn to Britain to exploit our “absurdly lax” system.
Migration Watch blasts that Britain’s asylum seeker acceptance rate is nearly three times higher at 72 per cent than France’s 25 per cent after soaring in the past eight years.
The group has also uncovered a Home Office document admitting Britain’s high intake sometimes reflects an unsuccessful attempt in France first — which is now rejecting 90 per cent of claims from Albanian migrants.
Alp Mehmet of Migration Watch said: “The UK is now an outlier, granting a much higher share of claims than most other European countries.
“It is time to take a leaf out of the French book. The public have had enough.”
Mr Sunak will introduce legislation in the New Year to block illegal migrants staying in Britain.
A Home Office spokesman last night said of the plans: “We will stop the cycle of endless appeals and abuse of the asylum system, reducing costs and making it fair to those in genuine need of asylum, and firm on those who seek to abuse it.”