23 Jun 2022

Boris Johnson hits out at ‘condescending’ critics of Rwanda asylum plan

In Rwanda, Commonwealth leaders are meeting tonight for the first time in four years.

During this summit, Boris Johnson will hand over the rotating Commonwealth chairmanship to Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame.

Since April, the two leaders have formed a new bond – with the deal announced in April to send asylum seekers arriving in the UK.

Officially the British government has concerns about Rwanda’s human rights record, but Boris Johnson doesn’t – telling me as we left Britain that Rwanda has made “remarkable progress”.