Suella Braverman has come under attack after one European country thinks their citizens are singled out for unfair treatment
It comes as a pic of Braverman (the government say it is cropped and unfair on her) from Rwanda has gone viral.
She was already under fire for the controversial policy itself, and for only taking members from right-wing outlets to the east African country.
But it was a country much closer to home that has slammed Braverman.
The Albanian prime minister Edi Rama has described the way in which migrants from his country have been singled out for political purposes in the UK by Suella Braverman and other ministers as “a very, very disgraceful moment for British politics”.
Rama said it is essential that relations between the two countries are not defined by a few “rotten apples”.
“Unfortunately we have seen ourselves and our community being singled out in this country for purposes of politics. It has been a very, very disgraceful moment for British politics,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Rama said however that he believes Sunak has made attempts to improve relations, “On the other hand I am very satisfied with your prime minister,” he said.
“We have set up a clear path towards tackling together whatever has to be excluded from our relations and from our world of law and justice but at the same time making sure that some rotten apples do not define the Albanian community here and our relations.”
Rama again hit out over comments Braverman last year about “Albanian criminals” crossing the Channel in small boats.
Ahead of talks in London with PM Rishi Sunak, Rama said giving crime an “ethnic seal” was “itself a crime”.
“I mean what has been spoke out by members of the cabinet, starting with the home secretary and then I mean what exactly has been developing as the singling out of our community which is not something you do in our our civilisation and is something that does not represent Britain at all,” he said.
“This has been a very low point in our relations but there is a will to overcome it.
“We will always refuse to have this mix between some criminals and the Albanians as such because giving to the crime an ethnic seal is itself a crime.”