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Rwanda

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bbc question time

Tory Member Tells Question Time He Remains In Party Only To Remove Boris Johnson

A member of the Conservative Party said he only remained in the party to remove Boris JohnsonA Conservative party member spoke out against Boris Johnson during an appearance on BBC Question Time on Thursday night.When he was chosen to share his opinions on the government’s controversial plan to fly supposedly illegal asylum seekers to Rwanda, the audience member also revealed his disdain for the prime minister.He said: ″Regardless of what […]

today17 June 2022 1

asylum seekers

Boris Johnson Told To Apologise For Suggesting Lawyers Are ‘Abetting’ People Traffickers

Boris Johnson made his remarks at this week's cabinet meeting.Boris Johnson has been urged to apologise after suggesting lawyers were “abetting criminal gangs” putting asylum seekers on boats to the UK.The prime minister reportedly made the remarks at this week’s meeting of cabinet during a discussion the government’s policy of deporting illegal immigrants to Rwanda.The first flight to the east African country had been due to take off on Tuesday […]

today16 June 2022 1

Adil Ray

Adil Ray Sparks Firey GMB Row By Pointing Out A Pretty Major Flaw In Rwanda Policy

GMB presenter Adil Ray put Quentin Letts on the spot over how the UK treats Ukrainians and Afghans differentlyGood Morning Britain’s Adil Ray locked horns with a guest on Thursday morning after he pointed out an obvious inconsistency in its approach to refugees.While presenting the ITV show, Adil was discussing the government’s failed attempts to fly asylum seekers who arrive at British shores via illegal means to Rwanda with The Times’ political […]

today16 June 2022 2

boris johnson

Analysis: While Starmer Jokes About Star Wars, Johnson Is Stoking Up The Culture Wars

Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of "feeding on division".Being called boring by his own shadow cabinet appears to have really got under Keir Starmer’s skin.The Labour leader was throwing culture references around like confetti in PMQs, one minute name-checking Obi-Wan Kenobi, the next going on about Love Island. In truth, the jokes fell rather flat, but you could hardly fault him for effort.But while Starmer wanted to talk about Star […]

today15 June 2022

labour

Priti Patel And Yvette Cooper In Furious Commons Clash Over Blocked Rwanda Flight

Labour has accused Priti Patel of presiding over a “shambles” that is “putting the UK to shame” after a flight carrying asylum seekers to Rwanda was cancelled at the last minute.In a tense Commons showdown, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper hit out the at policy after the first flight to the east African country was blocked following a last-minute intervention from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).The ECHR — […]

today15 June 2022 2

boris johnson

Boris Johnson Doubles Down On Threat To Pull UK Out Of European Convention On Human Rights

Boris Johnson at PMQsBoris Johnson has doubled down on his threat to remove the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights.The prime minister’s official spokesman said “we are keeping all options on the table” after judges in Strasbourg prevented the first Rwanda deportation flight from taking off.His comments appeared to contradict two of Johnson’s own ministers, who said quitting the ECHR was not on the government’s agenda.Work and pensions […]

today15 June 2022

asylum seekers

UK’s Divisive Rwanda Policy Has Revived A Horribly Toxic Online Slur

A racist slur linked to the Rwanda policy has been repeatedly used on Twitter to attack anyone in the public sphereThe government’s first attempt to fly asylum seekers to Rwanda may have failed, but the policy has still created a new toxic slur used on social media.Downing Street’s plan to fly illegal immigrants who arrive to UK shores via the English Channel to East Africa was derailed by a European […]

today15 June 2022

asylum

Why Is A European Court Overseeing The UK’s Asylum Plans?

The government's first flight sending asylum seekers to Rwanda was grounded on Tuesday night by the ECHRThe first flight carrying asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda was aborted at the 11th-hour on Tuesday, following intervention from a European court.This seems surprising considering several UK courts were willing to let the flight go ahead.So why was the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) able to make the final decision for […]

today15 June 2022

boris johnson

Tory MPs Demand Boris Johnson Withdraws UK From European Court Of Human Rights

Gullis, Johnson and Duncan SmithTory MPs are demanding Boris Johnson withdraws from the European Court of Human Rights after the first Rwanda deportation flight was grounded.They made the demand after last-minute interventions by the international court led to the cancellation of the flight on Tuesday night.The ECHR was set up in 1959 to rule on allegations of violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention […]

today15 June 2022 2

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