19 Apr 2022

Home Secretary defends new Rwanda asylum seeker policy


Shortly before the prime minister’s Partygate statement – it was the Home Secretary, Priti Patel who took the floor to explain the government’s plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

The scheme has been widely criticised with the former prime minister, Theresa May, voicing her doubt over whether it would be effective.

She demanded evidence that it will not lead to an increase in the trafficking of women and children.