In the UK, BBC presenter Gary Linerker has been sacked after criticizing the government's immigration policies. According to the BBC's statement, Lineker's "Match of the Day" program, which criticized the government's draft law to stop irregular migration this week, by comparing it to 1930s Germany, was terminated.
It was stated that Lineker's use of social media violated the rules of the institution, and also that Lineker could not present the Match of the Day until an agreement was reached on the use of social media. Ian Wright, one of the commentators of the program, announced that he will not appear in the program tomorrow in solidarity with Lineker after the decision.
Lineker, who is also a former football player, said of Interior Minister Suella Braverman's draft law to prevent irregular immigrants from entering the country, "This is no different language than the one Germany used in the 1930s, and it is an immeasurably brutal policy towards the most vulnerable people, but am I crossing borders?"
Lineker also stated that the UK accepts fewer refugees than the major European countries, adding: "I will continue to speak for those who remain silent." Braverman also criticized Lineker for his statements, but said that the decision to fire Lieneker rests with the BBC.
Lineker also stated that he did not regret his statements after the reactions from the Conservative Party deputies and that he was behind his opinion.
The UK government, which has prepared a bill to prevent irregular migrants entering the UK via the English Channel, envisages detaining irregular migrants as soon as they are caught. According to the bill, detained irregular migrants will be deported to their home countries or safe third countries within 28 days without judicial investigation.
Irregular migrants who have been deported will seek legal rights and seek asylum after they are deported. Anyone who enters the country illegally will not be granted the right to seek asylum.