Priti Patel signs an order to extradite Julian Assange to the US to face espionage charges 

Julian Assange’s wife today revealed her husband has vowed to kill himself if he is extradited to the US as Priti Patel signed an order to send him to Virginia to face espionage charges and potentially a 175-year jail sentence.  Stella Moris has pledged to fight the decision with ‘every available avenue’, declaring: ‘I’m going to use every waking … Read more

Tories vent fury at ‘abominable’ European court ruling on Rwanda flight

Priti Patel today vowed that Rwanda flights will take off as Cabinet ministers urged her to ignore Strasbourg judges who blocked the plans at the eleventh hour. In a defiant statement to MPs, the Home Secretary insisted the government is still ‘committed’ to the controversial policy and ‘will not accept that we have no right … Read more

Priti Patel vows to keep fighting on Rwanda plan after European court blocks the UK’s first flight

Home Secretary Priti Patel last night defiantly vowed to plough ahead with her Rwanda relocation plan despite a European judge’s extraordinary 11th-hour intervention blocked the first flight from ever leaving the runway. An out-of-hours European Court of Human Rights judge made the dramatic 11th hour intervention, with the crew of the Boeing 767 told they … Read more

Rwanda flight IS due to take off today, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says

The Supreme Court today rejected an appeal bid over a judge’s refusal to block the removal of an asylum seeker due to be deported on the first flight from the UK to Rwanda. It came as Boris Johnson accused lawyers representing migrants of ‘abetting the work of criminal gangs’ – as Liz Truss said the … Read more

New Rwanda flight farce: Doubts are raised that it will take off amid ‘deluge’ of court battles

Priti Patel could be banned from putting Channel migrants on the first flight to Rwanda, it emerged last night. Home Office sources said human rights lawyers had tabled a ‘deluge’ of legal claims on behalf of 31 individuals due to be deported tomorrow. They said there was a ‘real prospect’ the courts could delay the … Read more