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British Prime Minister Keir Starmer announced he will not continue the previous Conservative government’s policy of deporting asylum seekers to Rwanda, calling it “dead and buried.” Starmer criticized the scheme as ineffective and a “gimmick,” stating it was never a deterrent. The policy, approved by Parliament despite a UK Supreme Court ruling deeming it unlawful on human rights grounds, was pushed by former PM Rishi Sunak. Critics condemned the plan as inhumane and raised concerns about Rwanda’s human rights record and the safety of asylum seekers.

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