Politics daily briefing: June 14

The first flight taking asylum seekers to Rwanda is set to leave the UK after a last-ditch legal bid to halt the controversial deportation policy failed. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York joined opposition parties in condemning the plan, describing it as “immoral” and saying that it “shames Britain”. A Government spokesman however insisted the policy is compliant with Britain’s national and international obligations and is necessary to combat the activities of human trafficking gangs.

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