• Monday, May 27, 2024


Foreign secretary Liz Truss expects first migrant deportation flight to Rwanda to go ahead

Charities say there are only seven people who are due to go to Rwanda on Tuesday

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London on June 7, 2022. (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Pramod Thomas

BRITAIN expects the first flight of asylum seekers to depart for Rwanda on Tuesday (14) and any person who avoids that flight due to legal proceedings will be put on a later one, foreign secretary Liz Truss said. 

London’s High Court is due to hear final legal challenges against the policy on Tuesday morning before the first scheduled flight under Britain’s controversial new policy is expected to take place.

Following a spate of legal challenges, charities say there are only seven people who are due to go to Rwanda on Tuesday.

“We are expecting to send the flight later today,” she told Sky News. “I can’t say exactly how many people will be on the flight. But the really important thing is that we establish the principle.”

“There will be people on this flight and if they’re not on this flight, they will be on the next flight because we are determined to break the model of the appalling people traffickers.”


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