Liz Truss defends Rwanda’s asylum plan as “completely legal and moral”
Priti Patel has explained her disappointment that the first deportation flight to Rwanda will no longer take off, but said tonight’s legal defeats will not stop her from “doing the right thing”.
The Home Secretary added: “Our legal team is reviewing all decisions made on this flight and preparation for the next flight begins now.”
Similarly, a Rwandan government spokesman has said he will not be deterred by Tuesday’s successful legal bids.
“Rwanda remains fully committed to making this partnership work,” said Yolande Makolo, adding: “Rwanda is ready to receive migrants when they arrive and provide them with security and opportunities in our country.”
His statements follow a series of successful 11-hour interventions by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which saw all migrants bound for the African country removed from the plane in Boscombe Down, near Salisbury.
The appeals were considered by an out-of-hours judge on paper, according to the PA agency, which overturned UK rulings.
It is also understood that there is currently no way for the Ministry of the Interior to appeal the decision.
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Priti Patel was not discouraged despite the late stop of the Rwandan deportation flight
The interior minister said “she will not be deterred from doing the right thing” as government sources confirmed to the PA news agency that all the migrants had been removed from the plane which was to take off on Tuesday. at night.
Stuti Mishra15 June 2022 07:25
See: Rwanda facilities ready to accommodate asylum seekers in the UK
Rwandan facilities ready to accommodate asylum seekers from the United Kingdom
Stuti Mishra15 June 2022 07:10
“Overview is lost”: Rwandan government reacts to “insulting” criticism of migrant plan
The Rwandan government has reacted with “insulting” criticism of plans to relocate migrants from the UK.
Yolande Makolo, a spokeswoman for the East African nation’s administration, said opponents were “missing the big picture” of efforts to improve the country’s standard of living and provide better opportunities. so that they do not lose their young people in “Europe”. ”As well as providing a safe haven for refugees.
Speaking to reporters in Kigali on Tuesday before the first deportation flight landed, Ms Makolo said: “There is a point that we want to convey as Africans, that Africa should not be seen as a place that creates problems and creates migrants and creates migrants.
Stuti Mishra15 June 2022 06:55
“Send to Rwanda” appears as new racist insult on social media, public figures warn
Speaking of the trend, Sunder Katwala, director of the British Future think tank, noted that left-wing and right-wing commentators also use it against people they disagree with or dislike. of ethnic minorities are disproportionately targeted.
Stuti Mishra15 June 2022 06:40
The landing of the Rwandan flight now dominates the front pages in the United Kingdom
The nation’s newspapers are leading by reaction to the cancellation of the flight to Rwanda following a late ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.
The Independent is leading with the last-minute suspension of the flight to Rwanda. The Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail reported that the plane landed after migrants on board received court orders against its withdrawal.
Independent cover on Tuesday, June 15, 2022
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Stuti Mishra15 June 2022 06:25
What happens when the first migrants arrive in Rwanda from the United Kingdom?
The first migrants to arrive in Rwanda under the new radical UK agreement to curb the crossing of the Canal will have the opportunity to rebuild their lives in the East African nation.
The group will probably be transferred to a private terminal at Kigali International Airport before being transferred directly to the accommodation at the Hope Hostel, where they will have the opportunity to rest, eat and settle in, as well as take the Covid-19 test. before being processed.
According to the Rwandan government, this is the only facility used for initial accommodation according to the plan so far.
Stuti Mishra15 June 2022 06:10
Celebrities condemn the government’s “brutal” plans to deport migrants
Celebrities have condemned the government’s “brutal, stupid and harmful” actions amid the legal battle to deport migrants to Rwanda.
A plane carrying several people to Rwanda landed on Tuesday night following last-minute interventions by the European Court of Human Rights. Comics Frankie Boyle, Simon Brodkin and Sue Perkins were among those who commented on the political controversy.
“Grenfell’s birthday flight to Rwanda says it all about the direction we’ve taken in the last five years,” Boyle wrote on Twitter.
His co-star Nish Kumar also hailed the news of the canceled flight as “amazing” and “amazing,” sharing tweets from refugee action group Stop Deportations.
Following the news of the shutdown, Deborah Frances White, presenter of the Guilty Feminist podcast, added: “Amazing.
“Imagine the emotional weight of those already traumatized souls who boarded this plane and then took off. Are they still detained?”
Simon Brodkin, known for his political jokes, joked: “Rwanda ‘s deportation flight has been delayed for the sixth time.
“Priti Patel is committed to never using Ryanair again.”
Sue Perkins described the announcement that the government would proceed with its decision to expel migrants as “shameless.”
“Today, the government has come up with the most brutal, stupid and damaging responses to the problems they created in the first place,” he wrote.
“This is where xenophobia and ‘sovereignty’ take you; violating international law and sending asylum seekers to Rwanda.
Stuti Mishra15 June 2022 05:50
Editorial: Rwanda’s flight blocked, migrants should be more than ammunition in Conservative MPs’ cultural war
The most embarrassing civil flight in British history has been postponed, thanks to an out-of-hours judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
The fact that it has been postponed by judicial intervention does not diminish the symbolic impact of a founding signatory of the United Nations, and of the European conventions on refugees, forcing all tendons to renounce a responsibility that he solemnly assumed after the last world War. .
Stuti Mishra June 15, 2022 5:30 p.m.
The Rwandan government was “not deterred” by the failures of the first deportation flight
A Rwandan government spokesman has said he is not deterred by the successful legal bids that saw the first deportation plane bound for the landed country.
Yolande Makolo said: “Rwanda is still fully committed to making this partnership work.
“Rwanda is ready to receive migrants when they arrive and offer them security and opportunities in our country.”
Stuti Mishra June 15, 2022 5:10 p.m.
“A Night for History Books”: Activists Rejoice After Last Legal Success
The intervention of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) shows how “potentially dangerous” the government’s policy in Rwanda is, activists have said.
“Tonight is a night for history books and the European Court of Human Rights, which was founded in the aftermath of the Holocaust, has done what it set out to do,” said James Wilson, deputy director of Detention Action. “The ECHR has recognized that no one should be forced to board a plane until our substantial legal challenge to this policy is heard by the High Court next month.”
Stuti Mishra15 June 2022 20:50