Support our Nation today - please donate here
News

Braverman: Tories face electoral oblivion if they get Rwanda legislation wrong

06 Dec 2023 2 minute read
Former Home Secretary Suella Braverman delivers a personal statement to the House of Commons.

Suella Braverman has warned the Conservatives face “electoral oblivion in a matter of months” if they introduce emergency Rwanda legislation which is “destined to fail”.

The former home secretary delivered the warning in a personal statement to the Commons focused on what she called “mass, uncontrolled, illegal immigration” involving thousands of “mostly young men, many with values and social mores at odds with our own”.

Mrs Braverman, who was sacked from her Cabinet job last month, questioned if the Government understands the “unsustainable pressure” placed on public finances and services, and the impact on community cohesion and national security.

Rwanda

She said Prime Minister Rishi Sunak should be “commended for dedicating more time and toil than any of his predecessors to this endeavour” before outlining her expectations for emergency legislation to revive the Rwanda deportation scheme.

The legislation attempts to enable Parliament to deem Rwanda a safe destination and address the concerns that saw the Supreme Court rule Mr Sunak’s flagship asylum policy unlawful.

Fury

Mrs Braverman said: “On Monday, the Prime Minister announced measures that start to better reflect public frustration on legal migration. He can now follow that up with a Bill that reflects public fury on illegal migration and actually stops the boats.

“It is now or never. The Conservative Party faces electoral oblivion in a matter of months if we introduce yet another Bill destined to fail. Do we fight for sovereignty or do we let our party die?

“I may not have always found the right words in the past, but I refuse to sit by and allow us to fail. The trust that millions of people placed in us cannot be discarded as an inconvenient detail.

“If we summon the political courage to do what is truly necessary, difficult though it may be, to fight for the British people we will regain their trust. And, if the Prime Minister leads that fight, he has my total support.”


Support our Nation today

For the price of a cup of coffee a month you can help us create an independent, not-for-profit, national news service for the people of Wales, by the people of Wales.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
7 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Jeff
Jeff
2 months ago

I listened to her speech. Despicable, full of hate and lies. Whipping up the far right, putting peoples lives at risk. The Cons are already a party that has lost it, fear her and her supporters if they run for power.
ECHR back in the Cons sights.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
2 months ago

The Conservatives will face political oblivion not because of Rwanda but due to their shambolic authoritarian rule which has meant our economy has flatlined thanks to Brexit. The national debit has topped two trillion. Sex scandals, corruption and nepotism galore. The disrespect & contempt shown towards the devolved nations.. Partygate where the Tories danced the night away on the graves of Covid victims. The sorry list is endless of why this cretinous government needs booting out of office next year. Good riddance to them.

Jeff
Jeff
2 months ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

They are out when the last X is counted against them. I will never underestimate the propensity for dirty tricks, lies and obfuscation and they have the usual suspect press on their side, Murdoch for example, the most dangerous man in politics. Next GE will be dirty.

Ap Kenneth
2 months ago

A distraction to cover for therir useless policies, £140+ million spent and even if asylum seekers can be sent there, Rwanda can take 100 and maybe process 500 per year. It changes nothing of any substance. The UKs actions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya have helped cause the flow of people but they have no idea on how the push factors can now be calmed.

Sarah Good
Sarah Good
2 months ago

They face electoral oblivion ANYWAY. Her spiteful inhuman crime is not the thing that could save those clowns. She just wants their failure to hide her failure.

Richard Davies
Richard Davies
2 months ago

I have far more in common with asylum seekers, refugees & migrants (ARMs) than I will ever have with the tories! ARMs enrich our society in a way tories will never understand. Where Cruella says “…many with values and social mores at odds with our own.” She is kinda right, but not the way she means. The ARMs I have encountered have been thoroughly decent people, unlike tories! Irrespective of whatever legislation is passed to force the court to change its previous ruling, Rwanda is not a safe place for refugees, asylum seekers o’r migrants and I certainly wouldn’t trust… Read more »

Steve Duggan
Steve Duggan
2 months ago

No matter what the Tories do now they are doomed. Braverman will probably be picking up here P45 and it is the least the country should give her for the way she stokes hatred.

Our Supporters

All information provided to Nation.Cymru will be handled sensitively and within the boundaries of the Data Protection Act 2018.