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Robert Jenrick Resigns As Immigration Minister, James Cleverly Confirms – UK Politics Live

Robert Jenrick resigns as immigration minister

Rajeev Syal

The immigration minister, Robert Jenrick, has quit, just hours after the prime minister tabled a bill to save the Rwanda deportation policy.

He stood down after the legislation did not allow ministers to override international laws which have stopped the government from sending asylum seekers to central Africa.

Jenrick’s resignation will be seen as a move to position himself as the head of a growing rightwing rebellion aimed at ensuring that the UK can act unilaterally and send flights to Kigali.

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