While all other areas only have two attempts at appeal, for some reason immigration and asylum cases are treated as exceptional and given three bites of the cherry.
This is a disproportionate use of resources, especially when only 3% of those cases are successful.
Either Labour want to extend the third bite of the cherry to all issues, which clogs up the courts system further, or they believe immigration and asylum cases deserve special treatment.
Most of the cases trying to take a third bite of the cherry are from illegal immigrants, who may even be criminals. It’s not right that this process should be funded by the taxpayer.
This is being motived by our desire to free up capacity in the courts system. Of course, Labour are resisting the efforts of the Government to free up capacity in the system – and ironically trying to bag political points on the courts backlog issue.
I raised this today in the Bill committee, listen here for more.