Home Secretary James Cleverly has defended emergency laws to revive plans to fly asylum seekers to Rwanda, as a former Supreme Court justice said the measures would be extraordinary.
Lord Sumption said the move “won’t make any difference” after the Supreme Court ruled the policy was unlawful.
Mr Cleverly disagreed with the criticism and said a new treaty with Rwanda would allow flights to depart.
He appeared irritated when quizzed on the plans by Amol Rajan on Radio 4’s Today programme.
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