High Court in London rules that asylum seekers can’t be sent back to Spain
The High Court has thrown a spanner in the works to disappoint British Home Secretary Pritel Patel by ruling that asylum seekers can not be deported back to Madrid in Spain.
Lawyers representing three men, who arrived in Britain on small boats during the summer, mounted a successful challenge in a bid to halt the flight to Madrid, which had been chartered by the British government.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel has said she is ‘bitterly disappointed’ by the High Court ruling.
Patel said in a statement: ‘We are bitterly disappointed with the court’s ruling, which has prevented us from returning people who have no right to be here.
‘This case has not abated our determination and we have more flights planned in the coming weeks and months.’
The three asylum seekers, a Syrian and two from Yemen, had travelled to Britain from North Africa, but had first set foot on the European mainland in Spain, the judge heard.
Spanish authorities had agreed they should be returned and make asylum claims in Spain.
Other immigrants due to be on the flight scheduled early this morning are thought to be in a similar position.
Apart from the Home Secretary, many right-wing organizations are also upset by the ruling, including the English Defence League, Colin Browning from the Isle Of Dogs told Global247news: ” What a load of bollocks, we don’t help ourselves do we – our own bloody judges going against the wishes of the nation, Spain even agreed to take them and we still have them remaining here” he stormed.
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