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Rwanda asylum plan: UK court allows removal flight planned for Tuesday

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Posted: 11/06/22 - 10:37
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A flight to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda next Tuesday has been allowed to go ahead by the High Court.

Campaigners failed in an initial legal bid to halt the removals to the east African country, but have confirmed they will take the case to the Court of Appeal on Monday.

Under the policy, some of those entering the UK illegally will be flown to Rwanda to apply for asylum there.

About 31 people have been told they may be on the first flight.

There will be a full judicial review, where the High Court will hear a challenge to the policy as a whole, before the end of July, it heard.

In his decision, the judge Mr Justice Swift accepted there was a "material public interest" in Home Secretary Priti Patel being able to carry out her policies.

I Call True: A great deterrent but considering they are being flown to hotels with swimming pools and on the edge of golf courses whilst being being catered for there it is not really a hardship for them is it?

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I cant see how any appeal would be legitimate.

They are allegedly seeking asylum from the countries they are fleeing. Rwanda is regarded as a safe country with a strong need for working aged men and is welcoming asylum seekers.

Maybe someone could explain what I am missing?
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I think an appeal has been lodged though as far as i know. But calling true on the story so far.
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Load them on to boats and ferry them down there, aren't P&O a bit quiet at the moment?