Priti Patel’s ex-border boss calls for the Home Office stripped of visa powers

Home Secretary Priti Patel’s former borders boss has called for the Home Office to be broken up in an alarming assessment following the Ukraine refugee crisis.

Glyn Williams, who served as director-general of borders and immigration till a few months ago, has said immigration including visa processing should be removed from the Home Office’s power.

It comes as the latest figures reveal that just 6,600 refugees have arrived through the Homes for Ukraine scheme despite more than 150,000 people registering their interest to house Ukrainians last month.

The visa system has been heavily criticised with even former Government minister Robert Jenrick, who welcomed a Ukrainian family into his home, describing it as ‘overly bureaucratic’.

Now Mr Williams, one of the country’s most senior mandarins until his retirement in December after 16 years as a Home Office director, has issued a stark warning over the failures of the UK’s immigration visa system and called for it to become a…

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