In tomorrow’s @Telegraph, I set out the five tests that the Prime Minister’s emergency legislation must meet to stop the boats.
The Prime Minister has announced that he will introduce emergency legislation to send those who come to our country illegally to Rwanda. I welcome his decision, as do, I’m sure, the clear majority of the British public.
The immediate issue before us is whether the Government can send illegal migrants to a particular country in Africa.
The more fundamental question is where does ultimate authority in the United Kingdom sit? Is it with the British people and their elected representatives in Parliament? Or is it with the vague, shifting, and unaccountable concept of “international law”?