Sending people back to a conflict zone should not be up for sale. 2015 recorded the highest number of Afghans fleeing their country since the US-led military intervention of 2001. This latest deal threatens to push back thousands of men, women and children into harm's way, forcibly returning them en masse to a country still in the grip of conflict.
David Cameron is to call a special meeting of his cabinet on Saturday after striking a deal with fellow EU leaders in Brussels
David Cameron has stepped up his attempts to negotiate an improved EU deal by asking Angela Merkel to help him to keep Britain