The Shameless Farce of Boris Johnson’s Attempt to Send Refugees to Rwanda

The Shameless Farce of Boris Johnson’s Attempt to Send Refugees to Rwanda

A plane was on the runway when the European Court of Human Rights interceded. Now Britain may leave the court.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-shameless-farce-of-boris-johnsons-attempt-to-send-refugees-to-rwanda

The European court ruling prompted a wave of emergency appeals from the other six passengers. At around 10 p.m., half an hour before the plane was due to take off, there was no one left to take to Rwanda. Later, the jet, which had been hired at a reported cost of five hundred thousand pounds, flew back to Spain

How Putin’s Oligarchs Bought London

How Putin’s Oligarchs Bought London

From banking to boarding schools, the British establishment has long been at their service, discretion guaranteed.

via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/03/28/how-putins-oligarchs-bought-london

The stark implication of “Putin’s People” is not just that the President of Russia may be a silent partner in one of England’s most storied sports franchises but also that England itself has been a silent and handsomely compensated partner in Putin’s kleptocratic designs—that, in the past two decades, Russian oligarchs have infiltrated England’s political, economic, and legal systems.