The EU’s Home Affairs Commissioner says the European Union has no intention of emulating the UK’s Rwanda policy.

So far, the UK has been unable to send migrants to Africa for ‘off shore processing’.

The planned first flight was cancelled following an emergency ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.

The EU also has concerns about the policy. A European Commission spokesperson previously suggested it raised “fundamental questions”.

The UK government has pledged to double down on illegal migration under the slogan “stop the boats”.

There have been more than 5,000 attempts to cross the English Channel already this year. That’s an increase of 82 per cent on Jan-Feb 2022, according to data from the EU’s border agency.

The European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, said migrants, risking their lives to try to get to Britain, would not be put off by the threat of deportation to Rwanada.