Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak are battling to become Britain’s next prime minister (AP)

LONDON: Britain‘s two suitors to replace Boris Johnson while the Prime Minister promised on Sunday to tackle illegal immigration as a priority, both supporting the government’s policy of sending migrants to Rwanda.
Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Foreign Minister Liz framework are battling to become Britain’s next prime minister after a revolt against Johnson’s outrageous administration forced the prime minister to say he would step down.
So far, the two candidates have clashed over the timing of possible tax cuts at a time when Britain faces rising inflation, stalled growth and a growing number of strikes.
Sunak described himself as “the underdog” on Saturday after Truss topped opinion polls among Conservative Party members who will name their next leader and Britain’s prime minister, with the result expected on September 5.
On Sunday, the two candidates presented their plans to advance the government’s policy of sending illegal migrants to Rwanda, although the first deportation flight was blocked last month by the European Court of Human Rights ( ECHR).
Truss, who is tagged as the favorite to win the leadership race, said she would seek to pursue more “dealing partnerships with third countries like Rwanda”, increase the border force by 20% and strengthen the Declaration of British rights.
“As prime minister, I am determined to see the Rwandan policy through to full implementation as well as explore other countries where we can work on similar partnerships,” Truss said in a statement.
“I will ensure that we have the right levels of force and protection at our borders. I will not give in to the ECHR and its continued efforts to try to control immigration policy.”
Sunak, who won the support of most Conservative lawmakers in previous leadership votes, said he would treat illegal immigration as “one of five major emergency responses” he will tackle in the during his first 100 days as Prime Minister.
“I will take an approach of realistic goals, with incentives for people who meet them and penalties for those who don’t,” he wrote in The Sun newspaper.
“If a country does not cooperate in taking back illegal migrants, I will not hesitate to reflect on our relationship with them in terms of foreign aid, trade and visas.”


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