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30 Jan 2024

Joelle Grogan on BBC 5 Live: Reaction as Rwanda Bill goes to Lords

FROM THE BBC

Rishi Sunak’s flagship Rwanda bill has faced strong criticism during its first debate in the House of Lords.

Peers including the Archbishop of Canterbury attacked the principles of the bill, while the Liberal Democrats tried to kill it entirely.

That move failed with the House of Lords voting to allow the bill to move to the next stage by 206 votes to 84.

However, peers have indicated they will try to strip out key powers as the bill progresses.

The government’s plan aims to halt legal challenges against sending asylum seekers to Rwanda.

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