Boris BLASTS ‘unexpected’ criticism over Rwanda scheme as flight takes off Tuesday.

BORIS Johnson today blasted "unexpected" criticism of his Rwanda plan after Prince Charles and senior bishops attacked the policy.

As the first flight prepared to take off tonight, the PM told Cabinet they would not be "deterred or abashed" by the swipes.

He also accused leftie lawyers of "abetting the work of criminal gangs" for trying to block the deportations.

Campaigners are hoping to empty the plane despite yesterday's court ruling that the flight can go ahead.

The Supreme Court chucked out a last-gasp challenge today - and will hear more this afternoon.

As little as seven migrants are now due to be deported on tonight's flight from Boscombe Down in Wiltshire.

Taking aim at the chorus of criticism, Mr Johnson told top ministers: "I think that what the criminal gangs are doing and what those who effectively are abetting the work of the criminal gangs are doing is undermining people's confidence in the safe and legal system, undermining people's general acceptance of immigration."

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