Rwanda flight tomorrow set to take barely 10 asylum seekers – if it takes off at all

Daily Mirror says A divisive Home Office flight to Rwanda tomorrow now faces taking barely 10 asylum seekers - if it takes off at all, it is understood.

Rwanda flight tomorrow set to take barely 10 asylum seekers – if it takes off at all

Daily Mirror says A divisive Home Office flight to Rwanda tomorrow now faces taking barely 10 asylum seekers – if it takes off at all, it is understood.

It is thought the number of people due to be on the charter plane has shrunk dramatically after a wave of individual legal challenges.

It was initially reported 130 people could be on the plane. But by last night that had shrunk to just over 10, a government source told the Mirror. The source predicted that, by the time of the next update this morning, the number would be less than 10.

The BBC reported the number could be “whittled down to zero” before the plane is due to take off. Individual legal challenges relate to human rights and issues like modern slavery, according to the broadcaster.

Separately, lawyers for refugees and migrants will launch a Court of Appeal bid today to block tomorrow’s first flight entirely – until a full legal challenge can be held.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/rwanda-flight-tomorrow-set-take-27215321

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