UK Government's Rwanda plans are “cold and callous”- Welsh Lib Dems

30 Apr 2024
Palace of Westminster

This week in the Senedd, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised the Conservative Governments plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Speaking to the Siambr, party leader Jane Dodds MS described the governments plans as “cold and callous”.

Jane Dodds MS also called on the Welsh Government to ensure that those who have been welcomed in Wales as a citizen of sanctuary are not being placed in detention with the possibility of then being put on a plane to the central African nation.

Commenting, the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Jane Dodds MS said:

“The UK Conservative Governments cold and callous Rwanda policy should not be allowed to rear its ugly head here in Wales.

We as a nation have prided ourselves on our openness and inclusivity, we have welcomed those fleeing from danger with open arms and have shown kindness and compassion to those most in need.  

This is why we must take a stance against the Tories ugly rhetoric around asylum seekers.

I am calling on the Welsh Government to ensure that those who have been welcomed in Wales as citizens of sanctuary will not be at risk of being placed into detention with the possibility of then being sent to Rwanda.”

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