UK PM Optimistic Over Asylum Plan With Rwanda

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak shakes hands with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at Downing Street in London, Britain May 4, 2023. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak said, over the weekend that the number of migrants crossing illegally into the UK from Europe is down by a third.

“People may not know this, but this year because of all the things that we’ve done, the number of illegal migrants crossing to the UK is down by a third. Everyone told me that wasn’t possible, but because we worked really hard, we’re returning thousands of people to places like Albania, we’ve got the numbers down by a third already,” Sunak said, speaking from Worksop in Nottinghamshire,” said the Prime Minister.

He also said he was determined to revive the UK government’s blocked plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda without breaching international law.

Many legal experts said that’s wishful thinking, and critics urged the government to ditch a plan they say is costing millions and harming Britain’s international reputation.