BBC more critical of Rwandan migrant plan than Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

The same morning, the Archbishop of York joined the Archbishop of Canterbury in criticizing the plan to send migrants to Rwanda.

In his Easter Sunday sermon at York Minster, Stephen Cottrell said he had found “so depressing and distressing this week to see that asylum seekers fleeing war, famine and oppression in parts of the world deeply troubled will not be treated with the dignity and compassion that is the right of every human being, and instead of being treated quickly and effectively here on our soil will be shipped to Rwanda”.

Former Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she did not support the policy of sending migrants who arrive by unauthorized means 4,000 miles to East Africa.

And she questioned the “legality, practicality and effectiveness” of the widely criticized plans.

But senior Tory Dame Andrea Leadsom called the “absolutely heinous and inexplicable” criticism of people like Mr Welby.

Meanwhile, speaking to the Prime Minister after his speech, Tory MP for Colne Valley Jason McCartney was heard accusing Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer of ‘stoking hysteria’ and using language which showed a “visceral hatred” of the Prime Minister. Minister.

Mr Johnson replied that there had been ‘a magnification of the debate which does a disservice to our politics’.


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Edward L. Robinett