Rwanda Plan: Public have lost patience with Sunak

Rishi Sunak holds surprise press conference ahead of crunch votes on his plan to deport refugees to Rwanda

The Prime Minister warned journalists at the Downing Street conference this morning that both houses will sit through the night until the Government's flagship Rwanda Bill is passed. While he didn't reveal exact logistical details, Sunak did say that flights to Rwanda have been booked and will take off in 10-12 weeks "no ifs, no buts". 

Peers have repeatedly blocked the legislation with a series of amendments, stretching debate on the "emergency legislation" over more than four months. 

Best for Britain has long been campaigning the Government to abandon the cruel and unworkable legislation and instead reestablish safe routes for refugees and asylum seekers.

Naomi Smith, Chief Executive of Best for Britain said,

“Rather than an address to the nation, the Prime Minister was appealing to his increasingly frustrated MPs in an effort to fend off calls for him to resign after the upcoming local elections. 

“Sunak claims to have lost patience, his MPs are fed up with his poll ratings, and our data shows the electorate has had it with the lot of them. 13 million Brits stand ready to vote tactically for a change of government. Our country deserves better, he should call a General Election now.”

Read our Best for Britain's explainers: ‘When is the next UK general election?’ & 'What is the Rwanda Plan?'