Rishi Sunak set to give Rwanda another £15 MILLION as he attempts to save asylum plan
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak addresses national delegations during the First Part of the High-Level Segment for Heads of States and Governments during the COP28, UN Climate Change Conference, held by UNFCCC in Dubai Exhibition Center
Huge numbers of migrants are still coming to Britain via small boats PA
Ministers will now publish an “evidence pack” to show that asylum seekers will not face maltreatment or deportation to their country of origin once they have been moved from the UK to Rwanda.
Sunak is reportedly hoping the legislation will pass through the Commons and Lords by the middle of February.
However, the latest move will likely reignite speculation about the Prime Minister calling an election by spring.
Labour yesterday claimed a flurry of Channel crossings this weekend would probably bring this year’s total level with the figures recorded in 2021.
The 2021 total was 28,526 and there have been 28,453 so far this year.
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said: “Rishi Sunak claimed he would stop the small boats this year, but instead this weekend’s figures are set to make it the second highest year of crossings on record.
“The Tory asylum chaos is continuing and he has broken another promise he made to the British people.”
The UK has paid £120 million plus an additional £20 million for setup costs to Rwanda.