16 Apr 2022

‘Inhumane and heartless’ – Civil Service unions oppose Rwanda asylum plan

Two Civil Service unions have voiced their opposition to the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, one describing it as ‘inhumane’ and ‘heartless’.

The Home Secretary gave her personal approval to push the plan through, after some officials were concerned about whether it would be value for money.

The Government insists that Rwanda is a “fundamentally safe and secure country” which has a track record of supporting asylum seekers.