UK PM Rishi Sunak loses ally as immigration minister resigns

Updated: Dec 7 2023 4:49AM

London, Dec 7 (PTI) Britain’s Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick has resigned from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet over “strong disagreements” with the government’s Rwanda policy of deporting illegal migrants.

Jenrick, who was seen as a Sunak ally until recently, Wednesday said he felt the emergency legislation presented in a parliamentary statement by his boss, Home Secretary James Cleverly, did not go far enough to end the “merry-go-round of legal challenges".

Sunak responded to his resignation by saying he was “disappointed” but that his reasoning to quit the post was "based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the situation".