15 Apr 2022

Asylum seekers who arrived in UK this year could be sent to Rwanda, government says

The government says it intends to “quickly” implement its controversial new plan to send people to Rwanda – announcing that anyone who’s arrived in the UK seeking asylum this year, may be handed a one-way ticket.

Ministers insist the scheme will deter people-smuggling operations that have seen tens of thousands arrive on small boats and hidden in lorries.

But critics have branded the plan unworkable, ‘eye-wateringly’ expensive and unethical.