Judges block flight because of danger of inhuman and degrading treatment – but ‘human rights lawyer’ supposed to be leading Labour too busy smearing Corbyn to raise the issue
Today’s planned flight to deport refugees to Rwanda was cancelled last night minutes before it was due to take off, after European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judges ruled they face real danger of inhuman and degrading treatment there.
Meanwhile, rather than raising the issue in PMQs and demanding a change of plan from the Tories, supposed ‘former human rights lawyer’ Keir Starmer was too busy smearing Jeremy Corbyn and toadying to right-wing voters to defend people being treated indefensibly by the Tories. His absence hasn’t gone unnoticed:
Starmer’s Twitter feed does not appear to even have a response to the ECHR ruling, let alone one welcoming it.
The Tories say they are already planning the next flight. To his shame, vulnerable refugees, like the millions of other poor and vulnerable people in this country, are without a voice to defend them on Starmer’s front bench.
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