Rishi Sunak has vowed to “go after” anyone who “stands in our way” over the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.
The Prime Minister adopted a combative tone following The Supreme Court’s ruling on Wednesday which ruled the policy – a key tenet of Mr Sunak’s pledge to stop small boat crossings in the Channel – was illegal.
The Prime Minister said his patience was “running out” and “people just want the problem fixed”.
“People can see that I want this done, but to finish the job we need to get Rwanda back on its feet,” he told reporters.
“We can pass these laws in Parliament that will give us the powers and tools we need.
“Then we can get the flights off the ground and whether it’s the House of Lords or the Labor Party that stands in our way, I will take them on because I want this thing done and I want to stop the boats.”
Mr Sunak was speaking just a day after former Home Secretary Suella Braverman – who was sacked by the Prime Minister this week – called for changes to her own illegal migration law to revive the Rwanda’s expulsion program, admitting that there was “no chance of stopping the boats”. within the current legal framework.