Suella Braverman wants to quit European Convention on Human Rights if judges ... trends now
The move will create a significant dividing line between the Home Secretary and the Prime Minister, who favours tweaking UK laws to try to get flights to Rwanda off the ground.
Government lawyers are 'pessimistic' about securing a successful verdict on Wednesday, which would strike a blow to Rishi Sunak's flagship asylum policy.
Ms Braverman is understood to favour running a 'Quit The ECHR' Election campaign, similar to Boris Johnson's 2019 'Get Brexit Done' campaign. But allies of the Prime Minister say he prefers more moderate options. One said: 'There are intermediate steps we can take.'
A senior Tory MP said: 'Quitting the ECHR would be very much the nuclear option. It's Suella's preferred option. Rishi wants to keep his options open.'
Ms Braverman is understood to favour running a 'Quit The ECHR' Election campaign, similar to Boris Johnson 's 2019 'Get Brexit Done' campaign (File Photo)
Members of the staff board a plane reported by British media to be first to transport migrants to Rwanda, at MOD Boscombe Down base in Wiltshire, Britain, June 14, 2022.
Ministers have been given legal advice on a number of domestic legislative options, including amending the Human Rights Act (HRA) so that it no longer applies to illegal migration.
A source close to the Prime Minister said: 'The Human Rights Act is too much of a straitjacket – it could be reformed to be less constrictive'. Another option being discussed involves tweaking the Rwanda