“The plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda was bound to end in farce” – Eva Simpson

Eva Simpson says the idiotic idea was doomed from the start and that its real goal was to make the government look like it was doing something to satisfy its ever-dwindling support base

The ECtHR obtained a pardon for two Iraqis who were on the flight. The other five people who were to be deported were then also removed from the plane, leaving it on the ground
The ECtHR obtained a pardon for two Iraqis who were on the flight. The other five people who were to be deported were then also removed from the plane, leaving it on the ground

It would always end in farce.

The government’s £500,000 flight to Rwanda was grounded on Tuesday night after a last-minute intervention by the European Court of Human Rights.

They didn’t need a crystal ball to know that this plan would end like this with the back of a fag.

There are always legal challenges, we’ve been here before. And it is true that governments are forced to obey the law and are not allowed to recklessly circumvent human rights conventions.

The ECtHR obtained a pardon for two Iraqis who were on the flight. The other five people who were to be deported were then also removed from the plane, leaving it on the ground.

The fact is that this cruel £120m plan to dump migrants 4,000 miles away is not about stopping dangerous gangs of smugglers or stopping people from coming to the UK. It’s all about the government creating the illusion that they’re doing something and throwing some red meat at their ever-dwindling support base.







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All of this was for ‘optics’, allowing the government to appear strong on border control and immigration policies. It’s an opportunity to stir up hatred against people who are risking their lives for a chance at a better future.

And it allows them to berate one of their hate targets, so-called “left-wing lawyers,” and reopen the wounds of Brexit and take back control.

It’s embarrassing. When church leaders brand your policies “immoral” and say it is a move that “should shame us as a nation” and the future King of England calls it “appalling”, as Prince Charles allegedly did, then you know that you are doing something wrong.

As is the notion that Britain could potentially withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights.

Instead of listening to reason, the government has vowed to keep fighting, determined to send people, some of whom have fled war zones and been tortured in their home countries, to Rwanda on a one-way ticket.

What they have to do now is admit that they got it wrong. Stop wasting thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money on empty flights that go nowhere. Discard this plan that everyone knows is wrong and makes Britain seem absurd and start working on something that is fair and humane.

You know, maybe a little bit like the plan to help refugees from Ukraine?

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