Tory rebels warn Rishi Sunak to brace for New Year showdown over flagship Rwanda scheme as they plot to ‘kill’ legislation in second Commons hurdle next month – as PM breathes sigh of relief after defying mutiny and vowing he CAN ‘Stop the Boats’

Tory rebels warn Rishi Sunak to brace for New Year showdown over flagship Rwanda scheme as they plot to ‘kill’ legislation in second Commons hurdle next month – as PM breathes sigh of relief after defying mutiny and vowing he CAN ‘Stop the Boats’

Rishi Sunak headed off a Tory mutiny over his flagship Rwanda scheme tonight – but was warned he could face another debilitating rebellion in the New Year as MPs plot to ‘kill’ the legislation.  After a day of arm-twisting by Conservative whips and the Prime Minister himself, MPs in the Commons voted by 313 votes … Read more

Integrating migrants into society is ‘impossible’ at current levels, Robert Jenrick warns – after quitting this week as immigration minister

Integrating migrants into society is ‘impossible’ at current levels, Robert Jenrick warns – after quitting this week as immigration minister

Integrating migrants into society is ‘impossible’ at current levels Robert Jenrick has warned just days after he suddenly quit as immigration minister. The Conservative MP resigned from his role, which had held for just over year, on Wednesday in staunch opposition to the Prime Minister’s Rwanda Bill. Jenrick argued the bill would fail, adding that … Read more

The ‘pasta plotters’ cooking up scheme to oust Rishi Sunak revealed: MPs and political strategists conspire at Covent Garden Italian eaterie to get new Prime Minister in before election

The ‘pasta plotters’ cooking up scheme to oust Rishi Sunak revealed: MPs and political strategists conspire at Covent Garden Italian eaterie to get new Prime Minister in before election

Over dishes of ravioli and sliced calves liver, washed down by bottles of southern Italian red, Rishi Sunak‘s political enemies plotted their next moves against the Government. The venue was Giovanni’s, a long-established family Italian restaurant in London‘s Covent Garden run by Sicilian aristocrat Count Pino Ragona and whose walls are bedecked with pictures of … Read more

Fears Rishi Sunak could be forced into snap election as Tory infighting rages on Rwanda plan: Defiant PM calls press conference to insist he CAN get deportation flights going ahead of crunch vote – as allies warn MPs against ‘insane’ leadership challenge

Fears Rishi Sunak could be forced into snap election as Tory infighting rages on Rwanda plan: Defiant PM calls press conference to insist he CAN get deportation flights going ahead of crunch vote – as allies warn MPs against ‘insane’ leadership challenge

Tories voiced fears Rishi Sunak could be forced into a snap election today as the PM sounded defiance on his Rwanda plan. At a hastily-arranged Downing Street press conference, the PM dismissed a revolt among MPs on the right and left wings over new emergency legislation. Despite suffering a body blow with the dramatic resignation of immigration minister … Read more

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Robert Jenrick once encouraged hundreds of foreign artists, dancers and writers to come to Britain… But now clarions his passion for immigration curbs

EPHRAIM HARDCASTLE: Robert Jenrick once encouraged hundreds of foreign artists, dancers and writers to come to Britain… But now clarions his passion for immigration curbs

By Ephraim Hardcastle for the Daily Mail Published: 23:19 GMT, 7 December 2023 | Updated: 23:43 GMT, 7 December 2023 Now-you-see-him-now-you-don’t immigration minister Robert Jenrick clarions his passion for immigration curbs.  Could this be the same Tory politician who wrote in The Art Newspaper encouraging hundreds of foreign artists, dancers and writers to come to … Read more

QUENTIN LETTS: Biffy Rishi was angrier than Oliver Cromwell’s wart as he addressed the latest Tory infighting at an emergency news conference

QUENTIN LETTS: Biffy Rishi was angrier than Oliver Cromwell’s wart as he addressed the latest Tory infighting at an emergency news conference

There is something rather liberating when a polite technocrat loses his rag. Boy, Rishi Sunak was cross. Normally tolerant to a fault, the Prime Minister called an emergency Downing Street news conference to address the latest Tory infighting. He. Was. Seething. The intention this week had been to follow Monday’s impressive legal migration crackdown with … Read more

ANDREW PIERCE: The Tory party’s mood right now is as fractious as it was when Liz Truss was toppled.. It’s not inconceivable Rishi Sunak could face a leadership challenge next year

ANDREW PIERCE: The Tory party’s mood right now is as fractious as it was when Liz Truss was toppled.. It’s not inconceivable Rishi Sunak could face a leadership challenge next year

After the PM’s bravura performance in front of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers, conducted behind closed doors on Wednesday, dozens of Tory MPs enthusiastically banged their desks to show their support for the embattled Rishi Sunak. Even long-standing critics of the Prime Minister agreed he gave a strong speech and conceded that he had won … Read more

Switching Prime Minister AGAIN would be ‘insanity’, warring Tories are warned as Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda bill is blasted by both the Left and Right of the party

Switching Prime Minister AGAIN would be ‘insanity’, warring Tories are warned as Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda bill is blasted by both the Left and Right of the party

Warring Tories were last night told it would be ‘insanity’ to attempt to depose Rishi Sunak in the row over his Rwanda policy. As Tory splits deepened over the Government’s deportation plan, party chairman Richard Holden said it was time for MPs to start ‘fighting the opposition rather than ourselves’. Tory whips yesterday warned the … Read more

Rishi Sunak boasts about UK’s ‘competitive’ visa regime in speech to  business chiefs as Cabinet tensions over crackdown on record immigration rage

Rishi Sunak boasts about UK’s ‘competitive’ visa regime in speech to  business chiefs as Cabinet tensions over crackdown on record immigration rage

Rishi Sunak boasted about the UK’s ‘competitive’ visa regime in a speech to business leaders today as Tory tensions over immigration rage. The PM highlighted the generous arrangements for entrepreneurs and ‘high potential’ individuals as he addressed an investment conference in London. But Mr Sunak is struggling to contain Conservative infighting after Suella Braverman’s allies … Read more

The number of migrants crossing the Channel falls by a third compared with last year, figures show

The number of migrants crossing the Channel falls by a third compared with last year, figures show

The total number so far this year was 26,605 compared with 39,883 last year By David Barrett Home Affairs Editor Published: 22:00 GMT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 01:17 GMT, 1 November 2023 Small-boat arrivals of migrants are down by a third compared with last year, latest figures show. In what the Home Office described … Read more