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Priti Patel could face a revolt

Priti Patel could face a revolt

Priti Patel could face a revolt
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Overruling Home Office officers, Priti Patel may face a mutiny over plans to process migrants in Rwanda 5,000 miles away.

When civil servants objected to the scheme’s value for money, the home secretary issued a rare ministerial directive.

The Home Office has received only two ministerial directives in the past 30 years, notwithstanding the objections of the permanent secretary. The first was to expedite the Windrush compensation process before legislation was enacted. ”

Unions have warned that civil servants could launch mass walkouts in protest of the new plans.

The United Kingdom has guaranteed Rwanda a “fund for economic transformation and integration” in the amount of £120 million, but the United Kingdom will also cover operational costs. Migration to Rwanda is projected to cost between £20,000 and £30,000 per individual, which includes the cost of the airfare and the first three months of lodging.

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Pursglove, the immigration minister, said Friday that he believed the measure would save the country money in the long run.
Due to their legal and ethical concerns, civil officials are expected to speak out against the policy.

Officials could demand a transfer or leave the civil service if they don’t implement the policy, according to Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA trade union.

It is a polarising policy, but civil employees are aware that their role is to serve the government of the day,” he explained. Civil officials have a choice: execute divisive ideas or leave. For example, it may be a promotion within the department or a transfer elsewhere.

“To attempt to say this is anything other than extremely brutal is plain hypocrisy,” claimed the Public and Commercial Services union.

They have been joined in their condemnation of the plan by peers, human rights attorneys and opposition members who even believe that it is unlikely to be implemented because of judicial reviews and other court procedures that will question their legitimacy.

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It appears that the government’s own civil servants have expressed huge misgivings about the plans, which seem to be completely misguided, according to the shadow prisons minister Ellie Reeves, who told Times Radio: “The UNHCR [UN refugee agency] has come out really, really strongly condemning the government’s proposals.

Her reasoning: “We are in the throes of an economic downturn and spending money on an unethical and unrealistic programme that won’t dissuade people from coming across” doesn’t seem acceptable.

The UNHCR slammed the plan on Friday, calling it a “symbolic gesture” that would be impossible to implement.

The UK’s asylum ideas have been met with criticism, but Patel is certain that other nations would adopt them as well. She speculated that Denmark would follow the UK’s “blueprint” model.

Now, “there is no doubt” that the model we’ve presented is “world class and a global first,” Patel asserted. “There is no uncertainty” regarding its application moving forward, Patel added.

In light of this, “I wouldn’t be surprised if other countries begin coming to us directly.”

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Approximately 6,000 people have been rescued from small boats crossing the English Channel this year.

181 migrants arrived in the UK in six boats on Good Friday, the Ministry of Defence announced, with more likely throughout the Easter weekend due to the warm weather.

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