The Rwandan Government is pissed off and has hit back at the Supreme Court after it ruled the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to the African country was illegal.
Dealing a major blow to the governing Conservative Party, Britain’s highest court said the East African country was not a safe place for refugees. They may have a point as there was a war there last year with neighboring Congo and a genocidal massacre in 2014. Recently, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Rwanda and Congo to de-escalate tensions and withdraw troops from their border following increased fighting that has displaced nearly 7 million people.
Rwanda hits back: Furious African nation blasts Supreme Court's swipe at countryhttps://t.co/oOXJ34vwms— GB News (@GBNEWS) November 15, 2023
Blinken spoke separately by phone with Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi and Rwandan President Paul Kagame about the “volatile situation and worsening humanitarian crisis along the border,” the State Department said.
The court’s unanimous rejection of a flagship government policy is the latest setback for Rishi Sunak at a time of intense political turmoil in the Conservative Party, which has now held power for 13 years and is lagging in the polls.
Galvanized by the ruling Sunk did this:
Following today’s ruling, I’m taking the extraordinary step of introducing emergency legislation to confirm Rwanda is safe.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) November 15, 2023
I will not allow a foreign court, like the European Court of Human Rights, to block these flights.
Here’s the plan in full ⬇️
James Cleverly the latest Foreign Secretary said an emergency law to revive Sunak’s Rwanda plan may be rushed through Parliament ‘in days’.