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Rishi Sunak knows the Tory rebels are right about small boats

21 April 2023

5:03 PM

21 April 2023

5:03 PM

When the Rwanda migrant removals programme was torpedoed by a European judge at a hastily-convened hearing one evening last summer, the notion that Britain had ‘taken back control’ of its borders crawled away to die.

The anonymous judge at the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights issued a controversial ‘Rule 39’ instant order.

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