Op Ed: Rwanda, rhetoric and a government march to the far-right

Following the UK government announcement of plans to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda, and its passing of the Nationality and Borders Bill, I wrote for The New Arab about legal, rhetorical and practical shifts into far-right territory – and questioned why Britain’s history of racism, colonialism and xenophobia is largely overlooked by an international press otherwise comfortable to name European politicians voicing similar policy proposals as proto-fascist.

Full article available here.

Recommended citation: McGuirk, S. 2022. “UK-Rwanda asylum deal: Another chapter in Britain’s far-right shift.” The New Arab, 28 April, 2022. https://english.alaraby.co.uk/opinion/uk-rwanda-asylum-deal-and-britains-far-right-shift