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6 Dec 2023

Immigration minister Robert Jenrick resigns after Sunak’s emergency Rwanda bill – reports

Policy Correspondent

In the last few minutes, reports say Robert Jenrick has resigned as immigration minister over the Rwanda migrant bill, as Labour accused the Government of ‘total chaos’.

It follows warnings by the former home secretary Suella Braverman that the Tories would face electoral oblivion if their emergency legislation failed to get deportation flights taking off – but the prime minister avoided the most hardline option, which would have meant disregarding international law.