"the entrepreneur's daughter Holly Branson has previously spoken out about FGM. Writing on the Virgin website, she called it "a horrendous practice and a serious violation of internationally recognised human rights"
At present Virgin Atlantic seems perfectly happy to accommodate the repatriation of the woman and her daughters.
"The Home Office makes the flight arrangements for all deportee passengers. It is not for the airline to refuse to carry a deportee passenger on the grounds of their immigration case, as the airline has no knowledge of individual cases. It is for the Home Office to make immigration policy and take decisions of this nature."
I guess the airline is in a difficult position. Should it refuse to take on board an unwilling passenger when there is considerable evidence to suggest that person will be at risk of real harm? Or should it look the other way and just take the money?