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Rwanda not planning to refund money to Britain after Starmer abandons migrant deportation plan

Rwanda warned today that the controversial deal with the United Kingdom to deport asylum seekers, scrapped by the new British government, does not provide for the return of funds already given to it by London. “The agreement we signed did not state that we would have to return money,” explained deputy government spokesman Alain Mukuralida, speaking on Rwandan state television. On Saturday, two days after his party’s landslide victory in the general election, new Prime Minister Keir Starmer announced he was abandoning a plan to deport asylum seekers and irregular migrants to Rwanda. The Labor leader said the plan drawn up by the previous Conservative government was “dead”. However, London has already given Kigali £240m under the plan since it was announced by former prime minister Boris Johnson in April 2022. The UK High Court ruled last November that the bill did not was consistent with […]
Source: News Beast

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