The number of refugees claiming asylum in Britain because being gay puts them in danger in their own country has increased by 450 per cent in five years.
1,115 people claimed asylum due to their sexuality in 2014 compared with just 200 in 2010. Most of the claimants were from Pakistan, with 748 claiming asylum because of their sexuality between 2007 and 2014.
Conservative MP David Burrowes said its very difficult for the Home Office to confirm the claimants are gay. “It is hard to prove your sexuality and ensure genuine claims are successful.”