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ECHR steps in to stop Rwanda flights – but Starmer invisible

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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  1. Why didn’t they step in to stop criminally fascist Big Pharma and their government protectors killing people and their children all over the world?💉

  2. You can watch Priti Patel’s statement on Rwanda to the House of Commons and the following debate here.

    1. Two Cheeks
      Betting against the Pound Shop War Criminal is like a Seagull flying over Wembley Stadium on F.A.Cup final day
      No fun when it’s that easy

  3. It’s amazing how Starmer is able to consistently find new depths of disappointing.

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