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Immigration minister appears to bang table in heated Rwanda debate with BBC presenter


Tory minister loses cool during tense grilling on torture victims being deported to Rwanda

A Tory immigration minister appeared to bang the table during a heated BBC Radio 4 interview discussing Rishi Sunak's controversial Rwanda bill.

Michael Tomlinson spoke to Mishal Husain a day after the plan to deport asylum seekers to the African nation was given the green light after peers caved to pressure.

When pressed on whether victims of torture or human trafficking would be sent to Rwanda under the legislation, Mr Tomlinson insisted the nation is a "safe country."

"You could ask me an infinite number of challenges... You're not going to get that clarity because the act hasn't yet come into force," he added in the tense exchange.

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