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Last year, tens of thousands of asylum seekers tried to enter the UK, either by boat or by lorry.  

In response, the UK Government announced the Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda. The aim of the scheme is to instantly move asylum seekers to Rwanda to claim asylum, in the hope this deters people making treacherous journeys to the UK. 

However, concerns have been raised – over the cost, legality and effectiveness of the scheme. 

This episode of Bright Blue TV will see Professor Maria Sobolewska, Professor of Political Science at the University of Manchester, Bella Sankey, Director of Detention Action, and Alp Mehmet, Chair of Migration Watch UK, explore the future of the Rwanda asylum scheme with Bright Blue’s Chief Executive, Ryan Shorthouse, as host.


Wednesday 27th July 2022, 12:00pm – 12:30pm


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