Former Conservative Attorney General, Sir Geoffrey Cox, has joined GB News’ political editor Christopher Hope to discuss the Tories’ continuing struggle to pass the Rwanda bill for expelling illegal immigrants from the UK.
Cox said: “I’ve never considered that the European Convention on Human Rights has some kind of sacred status. I’m consistently on record as having advocated a British Bill of Rights for many years.
“I would be reluctant to reach the conclusion because of the complications that surround it with the Good Friday Agreement.
“But I think the momentum will be irresistible if this bill is frustrated and impeded in the House of Lords or elsewhere.
“I think this is a success for the Prime Minister, but I think we need to come together as a Conservative Party, agree on fundamental principles and unite behind a particular version of this bill.
“That is critical because divisions will be punished. And as a united party, we can go into the next election, but disunited we will be severely punished.”