Tories complain about Archbishop of Canterbury criticizing their Rwanda refugee plan

Cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg accused the Head of the Church of England of ‘misunderstood’ the policy as he used his Easter Sermon to say it was ‘contrary to the nature of God’

Jacob Rees-Mogg says the Archbishop of Canterbury has really'misunderstood' the plans
Jacob Rees-Mogg says the Archbishop of Canterbury has really ‘misunderstood’ the plans

The Archbishop of Canterbury has angered the right wing for his claim that forcing asylum seekers to come to Rwanda is “contrary to God’s nature”.

Jacob-Rees Mogg accused the Head of the Church of England of “misunderstood” Tory’s asylum policy, which refugee groups consider cruel.

The Cabinet Secretary, a practicing Catholic, denied the Government abdicated responsibility for the vulnerable.

He also suggested that migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats were “supporting organized crime” by trying to flee to Britain.

Justin Welby used his Easter sermon to deliver a devastating rebuke to the “unethical” proposal to send arrivals on boats on a one-way flight to the African state.

In his senior address at Canterbury Cathedral, he said the measures “cannot carry our national responsibility as a country shaped by Christian values”.






Justin Welby used his Easter sermon to deliver a devastating rebuke

“Smalling our responsibilities, even to a country that is trying to do good, like Rwanda, is against the very nature of God, who is responsible for our failures.”

He said there were “serious ethical questions” about sending asylum seekers abroad, adding: “The details are for politics. Principle must stand before God’s judgment, and it can’t.

The Archbishop of York also criticized the Government’s plans during his Easter Sunday sermon at York Minster.

Stephen Cottrell said he feels “sad and heartbroken” that asylum seekers fleeing war, famine and oppression will not be treated with dignity and compassion.

“We can do better than this,” he told his congregation.

“After all, there’s no such thing as illegal asylum seekers under the law. It’s the people who take advantage of them that we need to crack down on, not our brothers and sisters who need them. We don’t need to build more barriers and cower in the shadows of the shadows they create.”







The Archbishop of York also criticized the Government’s plans in his Easter Sunday homily
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The archbishop added: “Do we want to continue to be known as a nation that opens right and legitimate paths to all those fleeing violence, conflict and oppression, not just people from Ukraine, but also people fleeing other conflicts and the effects of climate change.

But Mr Rees-Mogg told BBC Radio 4: “I think he misunderstands what the policy is trying to achieve, and that’s not a waiver of responsibility, but the fact of taking on a responsibility.” very difficult.”

The Tory chief added: “The issue being dealt with is that people are risking their lives in the hands of traffickers, to enter this country illegally.

“Now it’s not against the law, it’s the encouragement of traffickers that needs to be stopped.

“They’re doing so not only risking their lives, but also supporting organized crime. What we need to do is focus on the legal routes into this country with a lot of people.”







John Redwood tweeted: “I think the Easter message is love conquers all”
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Tory right winger John Redwood tweeted: “I think the Easter message is love that conquers all. We should forgive and reconcile. Can the Archbishop help do that instead? because of political division?”

He added: “So what suggestions does the Archbishop have on how to stop the lucrative and illegal trade of human traffickers? Why would he want to live with illegal trips and hazardous?”

Ann Widdecombe, a former Home Secretary, told LBC: “Well, if you want to think about something ungainly, it’s human trafficking going on pretty brutally.

“And I think ending that is not ungrateful and a policy that says ‘look, if you think you can come to the UK without a valid asylum claim, for economic reasons’ when you’re already in safe countries like France or Italy or wherever it is possible – you can’t, and this is what’s going to happen’.”

However, shadow minister Wes Streeting, also a practicing Christian, said:: “It’s really not politicians who have to tell the head of our church what he should or shouldn’t. said in his Easter sermon. Instead, Conservative MPs should reflect on that. “

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