Rwanda air farce – First deportation flight blocked from taking off

The Metro says plans to deport the first asylum seekers to Rwanda ended in farce after judges reprieved the last handful as they waited on the runway — on the day 400 more, including woman and children, crossed the Channel to Britain.

First Rwanda deportation flight blocked from taking off

The Metro says plans to deport the first asylum seekers to Rwanda ended in farce after judges reprieved the last handful as they waited on the runway — on the day 400 more, including woman and children, crossed the Channel to Britain.

The Boeing 767-300 — chartered at a cost of £500,000 to taxpayers — was grounded at RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, after a frantic series of last minute legal challenges.

Foreign secretary Liz Truss had said earlier: ‘The important thing is we establish the principle, we establish the deterrent to deter people-trafficking gangs.’

The government says the £120million deal for Rwanda to process UK asylum claims by people who arrive illegally will end crossings from France and break people-smugglers’ business model.

https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/14/rwanda-first-deportation-flight-halted-after-last-minute-legal-bids-16829321/

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