'He's clutching at straws!' Sunak's migration plan brutally torn apart by Britons

'He's clutching at straws!' Sunak's migration plan brutally torn apart by Britons

Jack Carson asks Birmingham residents for their opinion on the Rwanda plan

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Harvey Gough

By Harvey Gough

Published: 12/12/2023

- 16:21

'I’m appalled by it, if I'm honest with you!' said one Birmingham resident

Birmingham residents have had their say on the Government’s struggling Rwanda bill, designed to help curb illegal migration.

GB News asked the great British public if they agreed with Rishi Sunak's plan to tackle the numbers.

“I think I disagree with it,” said one member of the public.

“Not understanding all of the detail, it just seems to me that rather than trying to get to the root cause, we're just dealing with what we've got and sending people out.

Birmingham residents

Birmingham residents disagreed over whether the Government's Rwanda bill is a good idea

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“So I’m not sure I do agree with what they’re doing.”

Another said they were "appalled" by it, adding: "These people are coming to our country because they don't feel safe in their own country. So why would you not help them to have a safer life? We're very lucky with the life that we have in the uk."

Another third Birmingham resident disagreed with this, saying: “I think it's a good idea. For me, I don't think they should be coming to the country anyway, illegally.

“I feel sorry for some, coming from some countries. I understand that. But they're not all truthful in how they come in. So I don't know where it's going to go to be honest.”


Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak has faced criticism from both sides over the Government's handling of the Rwanda bill


Residents were also asked whether they felt they could trust Rishi Sunak, as the Conservative party struggles in the polls.

“I don't know how you can trust all these politicians,” commented one member of the public. “I mean, how are we supposed to trust them when they can't even trust each other?

“I don't know how we can have a grip on something when you don't even know the amount of numbers that are coming in every single day.

“We're led to believe that things are being done, But I don't think that anybody in this country trusts the whole scale of it.”

Birmingham resident

One member of the public felt Rishi Sunak was 'clutching at straws'

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“No, I don't trust him on this one,” said another. “I don't think he's got a grip. I think he's clutching at straws, to be perfectly honest.”

Finally, a third respondent said: “Do I trust them to sort it out? No. Do I think that we have a problem with migration? No, I don't actually.

“I think that leaving the EU caused us to have less of a pool of people to to be able to pull on, and now we're going to have to pull from other countries, and that's why we've had an increase in net migration.

“I don't see that there's anything wrong with it. It makes us more culturally diverse, right?”

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