Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby ramps up his attacks on the government with an ‘unprecedented’ push to amend the latest migration law in the House of Lords
- Justin Welby prepares to table amendments to House of Lords legislation
The Archbishop of Canterbury is stepping up his attacks on the government with an ‘unprecedented’ push to change the latest law to combat illegal migration.
The Most Rev. Justin Welby is reportedly preparing to table amendments to the legislation in the House of Lords.
But it is “extremely unusual, if not unprecedented” for a member of the clergy to try to change a flagship government law, a source told The Observer.
Archbishop of Canterbury to step up attacks on government with ‘unprecedented’ push to change latest law to combat illegal migration
His proposed amendments to the Illegal Migration Bill, which will be examined in the Lords this week, will include measures to improve protection against human trafficking gangs.
It comes after the Archbishop earlier this month in the Lords labeled the legislation as ‘morally unacceptable’, meaning those arriving by clandestine means such as dinghies would be detained and deported.
He previously labeled the government’s Rwanda plan as “heartless.”