The Home Secretary has refused to put a timescale on when the Government’s plans to stop small boats crossing the Channel will succeed.
The Government is set to publish legislation designed to stop migrants crossing the English Channel to the UK in small boats, as one of Rishi Sunak’s top five priorities in the run-up to the next general election.
But Suella Braverman and Mr Sunak have faced questions about the timeframe for that commitment.
Speaking to ITV News, Ms Braverman appeared to suggest that Government plans would have made an impact in 12 months’ time before appearing to row back on the suggestion.
“It is absolutely essential that we do whatever it takes to stop the boats.”
She told the broadcaster she was “very confident” in the Government’s plans.
The Government has been under serious pressure from Tory backbenchers over the issue, with some calling for more urgent action from Mr Sunak.
Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper called the remarks “shambolic & embarrassing”.
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