PM Rishi Sunak believes handing more cash over to Rwanda is worth it to get migrant flights going
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is backing plans to provide additional funding to Rwanda in order to facilitate migrant flights. There are even rumors that he may call a snap election to break the deadlock. The Home Secretary, James Cleverly, is expected to announce a new treaty with Rwanda in the coming days, after the original proposal was rejected by the Supreme Court.
Downing Street defends additional funding for Rwanda
Despite criticism, Downing Street defended the decision to provide an extra £15 million to Rwanda, on top of the £140 million that has already been sent. They argue that this investment is a value for money in the long run, as it would be much cheaper than the daily cost of housing small boat arrivals in hotels, which amounts to £8 million.
PM prepared for opposition from lawyers and peers
According to Trevor Kavanagh from Trending In The News, the Prime Minister is bracing himself for a major dispute with lawyers and peers in order to deport a single migrant. It has been suggested that Rishi Sunak is even willing to call a snap election if he continues to face obstacles on this issue.
Support from Lord Howard
Former Home Secretary Lord Howard has expressed support for Rishi Sunak's plan to work with Rwanda. He believes it is the right approach and worth investing political capital in, as this is a problem that needs to be addressed. He acknowledges that it may be a challenging endeavor, but it is certainly worth the effort to persist.
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