Boris Johnson has vowed that the deportation of dozens of Caribbean nationals will go ahead amid evidence a claim that they are all “serious criminals” is untrue.
According to The Independent the flight to Jamaica –– this is the Windrush scandal which erupted and was condemned in the Commons, with calls for the Prime Minister to step in and stop it.
It was also revealed that one man on the flight was released after being convicted under the “now unlawful joint enterprise rule” and has a serious heart problem.
“His wife feels that this stress is going to kill her husband,” said Dawn Butler, Labour’s equalities spokesperson.
But Johnson told MPs: “The people of this country will think it is right to send back foreign national offenders.”
On Wednesday, a Labour MP urged the PM to suspend the flight until a report into the Windrush scandal is published.
Boris Johnson said it was “right to send back foreign national offenders”.
The flight from the UK to Kingston is due to leave on 11 February.
In a Parliamentary briefing, JCWI said it was concerned that some of the passengers could be potential victims of trafficking or victims of county lines exploitation.