During a Q&A session on GB News, Rishi Sunak expressed his strong dedication to his Rwanda policy and acknowledged his understanding of the country’s frustrations after 14 years of Conservative-led government.
The prime minister explained to voters that the deportation program in Rwanda was crucial in order to discourage individuals from attempting to cross channels.
During the GB News People’s Forum, Sunak was questioned by a voter about his strong commitment to the Rwanda policy, despite evidence that it is not effective and will not be successful.
Sunak stated that in order to effectively address this issue, a deterrent is necessary. It is important for us to clearly and firmly communicate that those who enter our country unlawfully will not be allowed to remain.
We hope to have the option of returning you to your home country if it is deemed safe, similar to what we have done with Albania. For those who cannot go back to their home country, we are exploring the possibility of an alternative, which is where Rwanda comes in.
“I am fully dedicated to passing this bill in parliament and implementing this program.”
He called upon the Labour party and the House of Lords to support the bill, stating: “We are determined to pass it in parliament, but regrettably, we lack a majority in the House of Lords.”
Currently, while we are talking, others are gathering to make agreements in the House of Lords in order to obstruct us. This has already been witnessed in the Commons.
A voter asked why Sunak should be supported by traditional Conservative supporters instead of Nigel Farage’s Reform UK party. Sunak responded by acknowledging people’s frustration.
“I believe that at the core, our desires align,” he stated. “The upcoming election presents a clear decision. Ultimately, either Keir Starmer or I will become the prime minister, and voting for anyone other than a Conservative candidate is essentially a vote for Keir Starmer to take office at No 10.”
However, Sunak hinted at his plans for his future career after leaving Downing Street by stating that he will not remain in politics for the next 14 years.
Regarding his track record on the National Health Service, the prime minister stated that he may not be present for the 14-year period it takes to train the newly invested consultant. However, he believes it is the necessary long-term action for the benefit of our nation, which is why he made the decision to do so.
He urged undecided voters to back him in order to push forward his policies.
“The upcoming election is about the tasks ahead. It boils down to this: do we continue with our current plan, which is already making progress towards the change and improvements our country needs, or do we start over with Keir Starmer and the Labour party?”
“Recent events have demonstrated the disarray surrounding the £28bn decarbonisation policy, revealing that Labour lacks a solid plan. Without a plan, implementing any changes is impossible.”
Sunak claimed that Starmer was targeting him for his privileged upbringing and education, which he deemed as un-British.
“I face criticism from Keir Starmer based on my educational background,” he stated. “It’s not just an attack on me, but on my parents and others who strive for a better life for themselves and their loved ones. This goes against British values and is not the kind of society I want to create.”