Pursglove on Rwanda deal: ‘We comply fully with our legal and international obligations’

In an urgent question, Stuart C. McDonald of the SNP asked home minister Tom Pursglove to give a statement on the planned removal of asylum seekers to Rwanda, with McDonald labelling the scheme “state sponsored trafficking and transportation”. 

Pursglove rejected this “offensive” characterisation, underlining that the scheme complies “fully with our legal and international obligations”.

further criticism came from shadow secretary Yvette Cooper, who branded the scheme “unworkable, unethical and expensive”, citing the “chaos” in the home office.