The British authorities have signed an agreement with the Rwandan government under which migrants newly arrived in the UK can be returned to the African country. The first deportation flight of its kind is scheduled to begin next Tuesday. As reported Saturday in The Times, Prince Charles described the government’s plans as “scary” in an exclusive interview.
On Friday, the UK’s High Court agreed to operate Tuesday’s 31-man flight, although their lawyers said they would appeal to the Court of Appeal on Monday.
According to an agreement signed in April, migrants were caught trying to enter illegally Great Britain can be returned to RwandaWhere they can apply for asylum in this African country. The British government hopes to stem the rising tide of smugglers smuggling in small boats and boats across the English Channel. Since the beginning of this year, more than 10,000 people have passed this way, of which up to 90 percent are adult males. So far, the authorities have provided information about the planned deportation of up to 130 people.
Prince Charles “disappointed” by the government’s strategy
agreement with Rwanda However, it is very controversial. And according to what the newspaper “The Times” revealed, the heir to the throne also expressed a critical opinion about it. Prince Charles In private, he was supposed to say he was “disappointed” with the government’s strategy and that plans to send immigrants were “appalling”.
According to the agreement british royal family It is neutral in political matters and does not comment on government policy. The newspaper adds that Prince Charles is particularly frustrated with this, as he is expected to represent the Queen in June at the Commonwealth leaders’ meeting to be held in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali.
A spokesman for the heir to the throne did not deny the rumors of actually uttering these words, although he stressed that the prince did not try to influence the government. We do not comment on alleged anonymous private conversations with the Prince Wales, other than repeating that it remains politically neutral. The spokesman said policy decisions belong to the government.
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