Boris Johnson trying to distract from Partygate lawbreaking with Rwanda plan, Tory MP says

Boris Johnson trying to distract from Partygate lawbreaking with Rwanda plan, Tory MP says

The Independent says Boris Johnson is trying to distract the public from his lockdown law-breaking with an eye-catching announcement on immigration, a senior Conservative MP has said.

Tobias Ellwood, who chairs parliament’s defence select committee, said plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing were a “massive distraction”.

Mr Johnson on Thursday is expected to make a speech on Thursday laying out details of the policy, which will see refugees claiming asylum in Britain flown thousands of miles away to the landlocked African country.

But the timing of the announcement has raised eyebrows, coming just days after the prime minister received his first fine for breaking lockdown rules at a birthday party for himself in Downing Street.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-partygate-fines-rwanda-b2057804.html

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