Sunak’s leadership has been hit by Rwanda’s controversial anti-immigration plan

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday defended the passage of the new legislation his controversial plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda It arrived on irregular routes and ensured that it blocked “every single one” of the arguments used so far by the judiciary to stop flights to this African country.

After the Supreme Court ruled “illegal” at the heart of the current legislative session, London this week reached a new agreement with Kigali with changes to ensure that “people displaced into Rwanda do not risk being sent back to a country where they are “Life or freedom is lost.” are threatened.” She therefore hopes for the approval of the British and international judiciary, as the European Court of Human Rights also spoke out against the controversial measure.

The British Foreign Secretary for Immigration, Robert JenrickHe tendered his resignation due to his disagreements The new contract is not effective enoughwhich has heightened tensions between Sunak and the hardline wing of the Conservative Party, which is even calling for the UK to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights in order to toughen its policies.

Immigration is one of the issues voters are most concerned about It is an issue that polls show Sunak has lost control of.

The legislative contribution to Rwanda will be debated in the House of Commons next Tuesday. The Prime Minister ruled out that the vote in Parliament on this issue could be seen as a vote of confidence in his leadership as head of government. But the truth is that his leadership within the Tory ranks is increasingly being questioned. The fact that the Labor opposition is more than twenty points ahead doesn’t help.

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Following Jenrick’s resignation, Sunak decided yesterday to split responsibility for immigration in two, so there will be one two secretaries of state for immigration – one for illegal immigration and the other for legal immigration –. Michael Tomlinson will be responsible for directing the first. Tom Pursglove takes care of the second part.

Far from restoring border controls, which was the great promise of Brexit, net migration – the difference between those arriving and those leaving – set a new record in 2022. at 745,000, more than estimated previously, as the national statistics office announced.

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