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Rwanda flights will take off in July as ‘enough is enough’

22nd Apr 24 11:11 am

The Prime Minister has said on Monday that “enough is enough” and flights to Rwanda will take off in around 10 to 12 weeks time.

Rishi Sunak promised “no ifs, not buts” the flights will take off with asylum seekers in the seats and that MPs and peers will sit through the night to get the Safety of Rwanda Bill through Parliament once and for all.

Speaking at a Downing Street conference to journalists he refused to say how many flights will depart the UK for Rwanda when asked by the i.

Sunak said that there is a “loud minority will do absolutely anything and everything to disrupt this policy.”

Sunak believes that by providing more details this will “give people more opportunities to try and disrupt the process.”

The Prime Minster was asked by The Times that if the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) does allow the flights to go ahead then the UK will not have to leave the ECHR.

He said he is “confident that we are acting in a way that’s completely compliant with our international obligations.”

Sunak added, “We are a reasonable people trying to do a reasonable thing, and my patience, like the patience of the British people, is worn pretty thin at this point, and we’re going to deliver this policy.

He said that the judiciary’s concerns have been met, adding, “I’m not going to let a foreign court, given all of that, block us from getting flights up and this deterrent up and running.”

He added, “If it ever comes to a choice between our national security, securing our borders, and membership of a foreign court, I’m, of course, always going to prioritise our national security.”

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