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Sunak defends Rwanda plan despite being warned it ‘will fail’

by LLB political Reporter
7th Dec 23 3:36 pm

The Prime Minister has defended hi Rwanda plan and has said he will “finish the job” to get the new treaty off the ground.

Rishi Sunak said the new plan will end the “merry-go-round of legal challenges” despite the Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick resigning saying he believes it is a failure.

Addressing his critics, Sunak said: “For the people who say ‘you should do something different’, the difference between them and me is an inch, given everything that we have closed. We’re talking about an inch.

“That inch, by the way, is the difference between the Rwandans participating in this scheme and not.”

He said the Bill “blocks every single reason that has ever been used” to prevent flights to Rwanda.

Accepting there could still be legal challenges, he said: “The only extremely narrow exception will be if you can prove with credible and compelling evidence that you specifically have a real and imminent risk of serious and irreversible harm.”

The former Home Secretary Suella Braverman has warned that “ultimately this Bill will fail.”

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that asylum law is “very litigious field,” adding, “the reality is and the sorry truth is that it won’t work and it will not stop the boats.”

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