13 Jun 2022

Rwanda asylum seeker deportation flight to go ahead after court rejects appeal

Downing Street insists the flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda will go ahead as planned tomorrow, after the Court of Appeal rejected a legal challenge.

The prime minister said it was necessary to stop illegal people smuggling rackets both in the UK and France.

The SNP compared it to state-sponsored people trafficking. Labour said it was “completely unworkable, deeply unethical and extortionately expensive”.