Liz Truss says Rwanda flights policy is ‘completely moral’
The Guardian says the foreign secretary has said the Rwanda flights policy is “completely moral” after criticism of the policy from the entire senior leadership of the Church of England.
Liz Truss said the first flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda would take off on Tuesday afternoon with few people on it, saying the important point was the principle.
In a letter to the Times, the archbishops of Canterbury and York, as well as the other 24 bishops that sit as Lords Spiritual in the House of Lords, said the policy “should shame us as a nation.”
It said: “The shame is our own, because our Christian heritage should inspire us to treat asylum seekers with compassion, fairness and justice, as we have for centuries.”
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