‘Appalling’ government approach: Prince Charles ‘appalled’ by deportation of migrants to Rwanda, says The Times

‘Appalling’ government approach: Prince Charles ‘appalled’ by deportation of migrants to Rwanda, says The Times

Prince Charles judged in private “appalling“The British government’s plan to return migrants who arrived illegally in the United Kingdom to Rwanda, The Times daily reported on Saturday, a few days before the first planned departures.

A source told the newspaper that he had heard the 73-year-old prince several times privately express his opposition to this policy intended to deter illegal crossings of the English Channel by migrants, who are still increasing in number.

The heir to the British crown said he was particularly embarrassed by this subject, fearing that it would overshadow a Commonwealth meeting to be held from June 20 in Rwanda, where he will represent his mother Queen Elizabeth II.

He said he was more than disappointed with this policy“, said this anonymous source. “He said he thought the government’s whole approach was appalling“, she added.

A first flight carrying around 30 asylum seekers who arrived illegally in the United Kingdom is scheduled for Tuesday, after the failure on Friday of the legal action by refugee defense associations.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomed the court ruling, saying the strategy would help “to break the business model of these ruthless criminals“.

“Politically neutral”

The plaintiffs, including the Care4Calais and Detention Action associations, have however appealed, which will be heard on Monday, on the eve of the first planned departures.

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