The Supreme Court today has ruled against the Chagossian people's desire to resettle in the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Following that verdict, James Carver MEP stated; "I'm dismayed by the ruling. This moral injustice continues to be a stain on our history. The 2015 government report, shows the Chagossians' return entirely feasible. I believe this was reflected in the Supreme Court's narrow 3:2 majority in reaching their verdict today.
"Following last week's referendum when the British electorate voted to regain our own sovereignty, I can think of no better first act for an independent UK, than to allow the exiled Chagossians the opportunity to return to their homeland, should they so desire."
"I continue to offer my wholehearted support to our Chagossian community."
Chagos islanders lose supreme court bid to return to homeland
Islanders forcibly evicted to make way for US base in Indian Ocean had launched legal challenge to overturn resettlement ban