United Kingdom | Johnson accuses opponents of Rwanda deportation deal of ‘patronizing attitude’

It prime minister of Great Britain, Boris Johnson, accuses critics of the agreement with Rwanda to send asylum seekers arriving in the country to Kigali of having a “degrading attitude” towards the African nation.just before traveling to the Rwandan capital for a Commonwealth Summit.

Johnson stressed the fact that Rwanda will host this summit “this is an opportunity for everyone to understand what this deal has to offerwhat the Rwandans have to offer, and help put an end to some of this condescending attitude towards Rwanda“, as reported by the British television channel Sky News.

As such, he even joked about his trip and said he was aware he would arrive in Kigali before “anyone traveling illegally through the (UK) Channel, while he once again defended the policy of deporting asylum applicants”.

UK premiere will meet in Kigali with Prince Charleswho would be critical of the UK Government’s plans, although Johnson has downplayed the matter and argued that “no evidence” on “prince’s comments”.

“This is a plan to deal with bizarre violations against people crossing the Channel,” said the British Prime Minister, who has reiterated that: “has not been declared illegal by any court”despite much international criticism of this policy.

It first flight from deportation to Rwanda canceled last week following an order from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), though British deputy prime minister, Dominic Raabthen argue that the decision was “very wrong” because the Strasbourg Court used special powers to prevent the expulsion of some asylum seekers.

For this part, Rwanda Executive spokesperson Yolande Makolostated to the press that His government offers migrants arriving on British soil a “new life”. As such, he explained that they would be provided with all kinds of support, including accommodation, and even if Rwanda refused their official asylum request, they would be able to apply for legal residency.

The agreement with Rwanda allows British authorities to send asylum seekers across the English Channel to the African country. The initiative is gifted with 120 million pounds -144 million euros- and will focus primarily on men without family responsibilities arriving in the UK by boat or truck.

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