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Portrait of the week

Portrait of the Week: Huw Edwards resigns, Mark Menzies resigns and Frank Field dies

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, said that within 12 weeks asylum-seekers could be flown to Rwanda. This followed the passing of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill. Five out of 110 people in a small inflatable boat died near the French coast. A BBC correspondent had watched French police trying to stop migrants boarding the inflatable boat at Wimereux, but once they were aboard, police made no attempt to stop them.

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