Another pro-Palestinian march took place in London on Saturday. Photo: Heathcliff O. Malley
“I think in parts it completely failed. of our country, where communities do not integrate, do not learn the language, their values are completely contrary to British values. I think this is confirmed by some of the hate marches that we saw after October 7,” she said.
Ms Braverman also said she had been pushing for sweeping restrictions on legal migration since last autumn but was “blocked” by Downing Street after the Prime Minister repeatedly refused to meet with her to discuss the issue over the course of a year.
Prime Minister warned Bill was 'self-harming'
Meanwhile, The Telegraph understands Mr Jenrick privately warned Mr Sunak last week that applying Rwandan legislation in its current form would tantamount to “an act of self-mutilation.”
The Government Legal Advice said there was only a 50% chance of flights starting before next year's general election.
The European Research Group's “Star Chamber” of legal advisers, chaired by Sir Bill Cash, also concluded that the bill would not achieve its objectives.
The legislation is designed to provide the legal protection needed to allow deportation flights to Rwanda, which the Prime Minister says will act as a deterrent to stopping boats crossing the English Channel illegally.
In an article for The Telegraph, Sir Bill Cash, who heads the European Research Group's star chamber, says that “at present” the legislation “is not watertight enough to comply with political government goals.”
In comments that appear to advocate a more explicit non-application of parts of the European Convention on Human Rights, Sir Bill insists that Parliament “may pass laws overriding the provisions of international treaties, provided that it does so in such clear and unambiguous terms expressions that his intentions cannot be misunderstood.
“In such circumstances, the courts will follow the clearly stated law.”
Sir Bill's commission is expected to send its full written findings to MPs on Monday. But Ms Braverman and Mr Jenrick argue the bill would allow individuals to “come up with” claims that would at least help them delay their dismissal.
Former ministers also expressed concern that rather than outright blocking the Strasbourg court's Rule 39 ruling that justified deportation flights last year, the decision on whether to use new powers to ignore such bans would be left to the government.
< p>Ms Braverman said: “I know our attorney general has advised that ignoring the Rule 39 ban would be a breach of international law, so in its current form Rule 39 would block flights.”
Sunak stands firm< p>On Saturday Mr Sunak has vowed to press ahead with the bill despite criticism from his former ministers. He said: “The Conservatives are on the side of the public and we will press ahead with our plan to stop the boats.”
In his speech on Tuesday, Sir Keir Starmer is expected to accuse the Conservatives of ignoring their commitment to “democracy, the rule of law” and “serving our country”.
A senior Conservative MP said they believed The bill is “very likely to be voted down” on Tuesday. However, a Conservative on the right of the party said they would advise fellow rebels to “bid their time” to put pressure on the government to make changes into the “wrong” bill at a later stage. This approach may lead many to abstain.
The One Nation group of centrist MPs is also considering the bill. Damian Green, its chairman, said: “The right of ministers to make their own decisions on individual cases is one of the issues raised, and also the aspect of the legislation that says Rwanda is safe. We have two problems.”
Source No 10 insisted Ms Braverman and Mr Sunak had “almost fortnightly bilateral meetings where she could raise what she wanted to raise” . A source close to Ms. Braverman disputed that claim.
On legal migration, the source added: “The Prime Minister has to balance growing the economy with reducing net migration, which he has made clear is too high. That's why in the spring he took the toughest measures ever taken to reduce the number of migrants. And that’s why just last week he took even tougher action to cut levels by another 300,000.”