Braverman’s Radical Solutions vs Sunak’s Tinkering
The UK’s Rwanda asylum policy has sparked a contentious debate, with former Home Secretary Suella Braverman proposing bold measures to reform the policy, contrasting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s more conservative approach.
Braverman advocates for embedding UK observers in Rwanda and creating legislation to circumvent challenges based on international agreements like the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Sunak’s response, following the Supreme Court’s ruling against the original policy, has been to propose a new treaty with Rwanda and emergency legislation. However, Braverman criticised this as mere “tinkering” with an ineffective plan, calling for a more radical overhaul to address the issue of illegal migration.
Sunak’s plan, despite facing significant opposition, including from within his party, focuses on operationalising the Rwanda policy as a solution to illegal immigration. His determination to get the plan “up and running” despite legal and political hurdles has been evident in his recent statements.
Braverman’s approach, though criticised by some within the Conservative Party as being extreme, aligns with a tougher stance on immigration. Her suggestions indicate a willingness to confront international norms and legal frameworks to achieve the government’s goals. This has put her at odds with Sunak, who, despite his tough rhetoric, has been accused of not going far enough in implementing effective measures. Story Source: Evening Standard, Sky News, GB News