What is the immigration processing centre at Manston and why is it proving so controversial?

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Kent Online

By (Chris Britcher) As pressure grows on Home Secretary Suella Braverman over her handling of problems at an immigration site in Manston, just what exactly is causing such uproar? We take a look at the key issues and answer the burning questions….. Why are asylum seekers being held at Manston? Up until 1999, the Ministry of Defence owned the sprawling Manston Airport site in Thanet. Having sold the main area of land it covered – the runway and terminal buildings you can see when driving past – it retained buildings on neighbouring land. And in January of this year,…

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