British Home Secretary Priti Patel (L) addresses a press conference with Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta (R) during a signing ceremony regarding a migration and economic development partnership between the UK and Rwanda in Kigali, Rwanda. | EUGENE UWIMANA
I had to pinch myself the other-day when I read that Britain was planning to send asylum seekers to Africa. I thought it was a late April Fools joke in very bad taste. But no Prime Minister Boris Johnson is serious. If you are picked-up trying to cross the Channel illegally you get a one-way ticket to Rwanda courtesy of the British government. This from a country which was once known for its fairplay. What worries me is that a sizeable section of the British public appears to support the move, or at least according to one poll in a pro-Johnson newspaper.