Stay up to date with notifications from The Independent

Notifications can be managed in browser preferences.

Independent TV

Showing now | News

Rishi Sunak Unable To Confirm When Rwanda Flights Will Take Off After Policy Win


Rishi Sunak unable to confirm when Rwanda flights will take off after policy win

Rishi Sunak did not guarantee that a flight would take off to Rwanda before the general election if legislation passed the House of Lords quickly.

Asked if he would give such a guarantee, the Prime Minister told a Downing Street press conference today (18 January): “Look at my actions.

“We had the Supreme Court ruling middle of November and within a matter of weeks after that happened we negotiated and signed a treaty with Rwanda, and brought fresh legislation to Parliament that had its first vote as well and was supported.

“So, that gives you a sense, I hope, of the urgency with which we are attacking this problem."

Up next