Tue. May 28th, 2024

Another reporter notes that the Safety of Rwanda Bill is supposed to be “emergency legislation” – but it’s been five months since it was first introduced.

“Is House of Lords fit for purpose?” they ask.

Sunak says the government has been working “at pace” to deliver the plan, adding that tackling illegal migration is “an increasingly important issue for the country”.

He notes that when the plans faced obstruction in November 2023, when the UK Supreme Court ruled that the Rwanda scheme was unlawful, “we disagreed with it, but respected it”.

He says now, however, his and the public’s “patience has run out” and hits out again at Labour peers for “repeatedly” blocking the bill.

By Joy

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