What should the govermment do about small boats
One answer being:
Rejoin the EU so that the Dublin regulation can be used to require asylum seekers to apply in the first safe country they get to
But Dublin isn’t the source of that. The source is the original international law. The EU, with freedom of movement, means that that can’t be imposed. Dublin then says it can, again, be imposed despite free movement.
We’ve therefore got that right being outside the EU.