The controversial asylum-seeker barge, the Bibby Stockholm

While negotiating its first barge for asylum-seekers, the government dithered for so long that two other barges, both preferred options, slipped through their fingers.

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Bexhill purchase on BBC Newsnight

Round-up of the media coverage of the Bexhill story in which the government paid more than twice for the site as private developers did a year earlier.

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The planned asylum detention centre at Northeye, Bexhill, East Sussex

The government has bought a derelict, contaminated brownfield site to use as an asylum centre, delivering £9m profit for private vendors in just 13 months.

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Iconic Savoy hotel entrance in London

With just 22 asylum-seekers on board the Bibby Stockholm in its first week, it would be cheaper to put them up in a suite at the Savoy and treat them to dinner at Langan’s.

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