Monarchy, celebrity and clergy: Rwanda policy’s ‘alternative opposition’

The Guardian says Controversy surrounding the government policy of flying asylum seekers to Rwanda has gathered in intensity amid the countdown to the first deportation flight.

Monarchy, celebrity and clergy: Rwanda policy’s ‘alternative opposition’

The Guardian says Controversy surrounding the government policy of flying asylum seekers to Rwanda has gathered in intensity amid the countdown to the first deportation flight. It has been argued the policy is designed as a “wedge” issue, specifically intended to cause outrage among opponents while shoring up support in the Tory base. But did Boris Johnson and Priti Patel really reckon on uniting monarchy, celebrity and clergy in one alternative opposition?

The future king

Given the royals’ “never explain, never complain” policy, we may never know if the Prince of Wales really did describe the Rwanda policy as “appalling”. But Clarence House has not denied the claim that Charles really did express his dismay at the government’s “whole approach” in a private conversation.

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/14/monarchy-celebrity-clergy-rwanda-policy-alternative-opposition

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