‘The UK we know is one of welcome and empathy’ – our response to today’s Supreme Court Rwanda ruling

Demonstrators hold placards against the Rwanda plan, at a protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Today’s judgement confirms what we’ve known all along – not only is the Rwanda policy immoral, it’s also illegal.

It’s time for a new approach from government: one that prioritises compassion and responsibility over cruelty and deterrence. The UK we know is one of welcome and empathy.

We’ll continue to make the Jewish case for an asylum system where people seeking sanctuary live in dignity.