Nima Moradi, who was granted asylum in the UK last year after fleeing persecution, said the Rwanda deportation policy would not deter people.
The PM is keen to get planes to Rwanda off the ground, but is yet to show the same enthusiasm to get alleged rape cases through the courts.
Although the prime minister's track record does not exactly back her claim up.
She was not the only person in the crowd to slam the Conservatives.
Not one person put their hand up when asked if anyone felt wealthier than they did in 2019.
The ex-PM is one of the prominent politicians leading the Popular Conservatives movement.
Vennells has actually just handed back her CBE, but some are still asking why she had it in the first place.
She said "it will be a massive wrench" to leave the current affairs programme.
The then-Tory leadership hopeful said his family were "obsessive" about sorting their rubbish out.
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