As expected, the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Home Secretary’s Rwanda policy has sparked fury from Tory MPs and others on the right.
Philip Davies MP has told the Express that the ruling has now sparked a “constitutional crisis”.
He added that if judges do not like the policy, “they should take off their robes and stand for election”.
Reform UK leader Richard Tice said the PM will now not be able to stop the boats, and the UK must now “copy the Australian policy” of pushing back the boats.
He said: “We know it works, it worked in Australia within a matter of weeks but it requires courage, guts and leadership – something that is woefully absent with this Prime Minister.”
Dover MP Natalie Elphicke said that the ruling couldn’t have come at a worse time.
She added: “Be in no doubt, this will embolden the people smugglers and put more lives at risk.”
Ms Elphicke said David Cameron’s top foreign policy priority should now be a new Cross Channel Agreement with France to stop the boats.