Rishi Sunak ‘will do what’s necessary’ on Rwanda despite cabinet row
Rishi Sunak has signalled that he is prepared to face down opposition in his own cabinet and opt out of European human rights laws to reboot the Rwanda asylum scheme.
The prime minister said he would not let a “foreign court” prevent migrants being removed, despite some ministers having serious reservations about new legislation being drawn up that could instruct British judges to ignore the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in asylum cases.
Sunak said that “people’s patience has run thin” given that no migrants have been removed to Rwanda since the plan was announced by Boris Johnson, then prime minister, in spring 2022. Sunak vowed to put an end to “this merry-go-round”, in response to questions after a speech on Monday in north