Cheaper to place asylum seekers up in Ritz than Rwanda plan, Labour says | News | EUROtoday

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It can be cheaper to place asylum seekers up within the Ritz resort in Paris than the federal government’s Rwanda scheme, Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth has claimed.

Speaking to Sky News on Monday, 1 July, the shadow paymaster normal criticised the price of Conservatives’ plans to ship asylum seekers to the African nation.

The authorities says it has thus far given Rwanda £240m and the complete price “will be clear over time.”

Labour has stated will instantly scrap the scheme and divert £75m from it to a brand new Border and Security Command.

Rooms on the Ritz in Paris vary from €1,800 (£1,530) to €40,000 (£33,996) an evening.