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Government accused of ‘magical thinking’ and ignoring facts on the ground that led to supreme court judgment

Lawyers have said that UK ministers’ latest plans to get their flagship Rwanda policy off the ground are unlikely to overcome the legal obstacles that defeated them in the supreme court on Wednesday.

After the five judges unanimously rejected the government’s plans to deport people seeking asylum in the UK to the east African country, Rishi Sunak said that he would ensure the flights could go ahead by legislating that Rwanda was safe.

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