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‘Would you send Jesus to Rwanda?’: GMB presenter asks gov minister as criticism over migrant policy continues

by Kelly Valencia
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Good Morning Britain presenter Adil Ray asked Energy minister Greg Hands whether he would send Jesus to Rwanda. 

It comes after the Archbishop of Canterbury deemed the policy “unglodly” on his Easter sermon.

Most Rev Justin Welby said sending asylum seekers 4,000 miles away was “subcontracting our responsibilities” and the “opposite of the nature of God”.

But on Monday, various politicians, including Home Secretary Priti Patel, responded to those criticising the policy and challenged them to propose “a better solution”. 

Speaking to Sky News, Hansa also commented on Archbishop Justin’s intervention: ''I think what others, the critics of this plan, need to do is to show what their solution would be.”

On GMB, Adil Rey told Hands: “Here we are celebrating Easter this weekend. The life and times of Jesus Christ who himself was a refugee.¨

“Under this scheme, Priti Patel's and Boris Johnson's government scheme, if he arrived in the UK today, Jesus would be sent to Rwanda.”

“Would you send Jesus to Rwanda?,” Adil Rey asked. 

The Minister replied: “We can debate the Easter story and what happened or did not happen to Jesus.

“The point is this is the government's policy 2,000 years later.”

He added: “2,000 years later 28,000 people have made an illegal journey from France to the UK, between two entirely safe countries, and 27 people have died.”

Minister for Brexit opportunities and Christian Jacob Rees-Mogg also defended the policy and said Archbishop Justin “misunderstands” the policy that it was in fact “almost an Easter story of redemption” for Rwanda.
 

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