Who thought the first deportation flight to Rwanda would be stopped? You were right!

Last Updated: June 15, 2022By Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Priti Patel: she announced the deportation flights in April – and has been humiliated by the cancellation of the first.

Yes – some of us saw this one coming from a long way away!

The first flight to deport people seeking asylum in the UK to live in Rwanda instead has been halted after a series of last-minute legal appeals.

Oh what a shame. Another Priti Patel plan bites the dirt – and not a moment too soon.

The flight was called off after the European Court of Human Rights intervened.

In a statement hours before the flight’s planned departure, the ECHR said it had granted an “urgent interim measure” in the case of an Iraqi man, known only as “KN”, and one of seven remaining passengers.

An out-of-hours judge was then tasked with examining the remaining half dozen cases.

The flight was originally intended to take 30 people to the African country that is accused of human rights abuses – but has been cancelled after the number was whittled down to nothing.

The architects of the scheme – Boris Johnson and Priti Patel – have said this is a setback but they are determined to make it work.

Johnson suggested lawyers representing migrants were “abetting the work of criminal gangs”.

But this is reducing the situation to a ridiculous degree.

The plan will break the 1951 Refugee Convention that has set the standard for the way that governments should deal with people fleeing persecution in other countries for more than 70 years.

Johnson and Patel have sidestepped the convention by ignoring the complex set of problems surrounding each asylum-seeker and refusing to accept that their arrival is to do with anything more than the criminal acts of people smugglers.

The government has also been accused of acting irrationally in treating Rwanda as a “safe third country”. Critics have correctly pointed out that Rwanda’s record on human rights is flawed.

Still, Patel has vowed that the government will “not be deterred” from its plan and “many of those removed from today’s flight will be placed on the next”.

It’s threatening language from an extremely unpleasant individual.

One can only be left with a sense that the UK’s government is acting against the best interests of the asylum-seekers in its care – unloading them onto a foreign country without the slightest interest in their well-being.

That, of course, is exactly the reason these people don’t want to go.

Johnson and Patel have said they may consider changing the law to make it possible to push the deportations through.

That is exactly the behaviour of a rogue state.

Source: First deportation flight to Rwanda halted after last-minute legal appeals

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One Comment

  1. Hecuba June 15, 2022 at 11:05 am - Reply

    ‘Johnson and Patel have said they may consider changing the law to make it possible to push the deportations through.’ The actions of a fascist dictator and his female lackey!

    Little England is now controlled by fascism and convict little fascist dictator duck johnson once again had ‘male hysteria’ because his actions were being challenged by lawyers who know the law – unlike convict duck johnson who is a serial violator of the law!

    Convict duck johnson constantly claims he is ‘acting on the demands of us the public’ but I do not see mass support for deporting refugees to a country which continues to inflict torture and male violence on refugees and its own population! What I do see is a fascist dictator who knows no one is prepared to challenge and remove him from office!

    Beware first the fascists came for refugees then they targeted peaceful protestors and soon the fascist tories will be deporting any woman or man who dares to speak out against their fascist dictatorship!

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