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#BorisJohnson spins the truth even on #Brexit, while #PritiPatel defends welcoming Ukrainian refugees while deporting all the others to #Rwanda

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The government remains committed to sending asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda and plans for future flights have begun, #PritiPatel has told MPs.

"We will not be deterred from doing the right thing," the home secretary said.
Despite what Boris Johnson keeps saying in his alternative reality, the Uk economic situation is dire and worsening
Dominic Raab has said that the last-minute ECHR's ruling that prevented the first asylum seekers being forcibly removed to #Rwanda "was wrong and has strengthened the case for overhauling Britain’s human rights laws"
The UK is planning legislation to make it easier to disregard European Court of Human Rights injunctions after the Strasbourg court blocked the first flight of asylum seekers to Rwanda this week.

The UK gov's attempt to introduce legislation that would make possible to disregard ECHR injunctions is further evidence of the necessity and urgency of independent scrutiny.

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Jun 16
#LordGeidt: Downing Street is under pressure to make public why Boris Johnson's ethics adviser has quit - as the government faces an urgent question in the Commons over his exit.

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Jun 15
The #Rwandaflights have not ben halted for good.

The #ECHR has said that the Uk gov should wait for the High Court to decide on the issue.

A hearing is set at the end of July.

Will the government proceed with other deportations in the meantime?
In a dramatic escalation last night and thanks to the European judges intervention, the scheduled flight has been cancelled only minutes before takeoff
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Jun 14
🔴 Yesterday, the Court of Appeal refused to block the Home Office’s deportation of asylum seekers to #Rwanda.

The first flight is scheduled to leave tonight, at 9:30pm, as human rights lawyers battle to stop the removals.
It was also reported that two last-ditch attempts to halt the flight had been rejected, with the Home Office admitting that there is a risk the flight could be cancelled anyway, after legal challenges meant that fewer than 10 people are expected to board

A source told Playbook that, due to individual case challenges brought against the government, “just seven” people were due to board, and that an ongoing “legal merry go-round” could well mean the “removal of every single last person” from the flight.

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Jun 14
🚨Yesterday The High Court handed down judgement in the Banks V Cadwalladr libel case.

Banks’ claim has now been dismissed. A huge victory for Cadwalladr, and for public interest journalism.
.@allthecitizens spoke with @rebecca_vincent, Director of Operations and Campaigns at @RSF_inter, who were present at the proceedings throughout and have supported Carole in her campaign.

“This will prove to be a landmark case for the public interest defence in the UK.’
“it was clear Carole was targeted for her public interest reporting, this was a clear attempt to use the law to silence Carole, to discredit her, to isolate her, and to make a clear example of her, to show others the possible consequences for reporting on certain topics”
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Jun 14
Deportation flights to #Rwanda are another example of 'appalling and inhumane" policies the Uk government is implementing.

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Foreign Secretary #LizTruss considers deportations to Rwanda 'completely moral".

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The opposition is fighting the #Rwanda policy.

Labour Mp #YvetteCooper has called it "completely unworkable, deeply unethical, extortionately expensive, profoundly un-British".

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Jun 13

Carole Cadwalladr wins libel case against Arron Banks

It'a good day for journalism

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The multimillionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks has lost his libel action against the Observer and Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr, which was criticised as an attack on free speech.
Cadwalladr said on Monday morning: “I am so profoundly grateful & relieved. Thank you to the judge, my stellar legal team and the 29,000 people who contributed to my legal defence fund. I literally couldn’t have done it without you.”
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