Ben Habib criticised Rwanda policy as a "typical Tory project stuck in the mud."

Ben Habib criticised Rwanda policy as a “typical Tory project stuck in the mud.”

Despite a High Court ruling that the Government’s intentions are legal, the former MEP for the Brexit Party has criticised them.

Despite the deportation strategy itself being deemed legitimate, Ben Habib has criticised the Conservatives’ intentions to send asylum applicants to Rwanda.

The former MEP exposed the flaws in the plan when speaking with Nigel Farage on GB News, denouncing it as a “typical” government project that’s been “stuck in the mud.”

Although the court declared the programme to be legal, she found that the Tories did not “properly consider the circumstances” of people who were chosen for deportation.

Lord Justice Lewis overturned the decision to send the eight persons who had filed legal challenges to the African nation, ruling that the Home Secretary should give them another look.

He did, however, add: “We have concluded that it is lawful for the Government to make arrangements for relocating asylum seekers to Rwanda and for their asylum claims to be determined in Rwanda rather than the UK.”

On GB News, Mr Habib said: “It’s absolutely typical of the Conservative party to come up with a massive headline, a new policy and suddenly you find the whole project gets stuck in the mud.”

“And if someone claims that they were subject to servitude, enslavement, sexual abuse or whatever it is you then are stuck in the British judicial system.”

“The Rwandan plan was never going to work was it Nigel?”

He continued: “The programme is legal, but will it be legal to deport anyone pursuant to that programme?”

“That’s the big question. And it’s the second question where the Rwandan plan is sadly lacking.”

The former Brexit Party member also said that the Government had given Rwanda a sum equal to 1.5% of its GDP.

Mr Habib added: “It was money from the British Government to effectively to play the 24 hour news cycle, to get the headlines the Tory party wanted.”

“They’re missing the point, they still won’t be able to implement it.”