In Rome yesterday, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak spoke at a right-wing conservative festival held by Giorgia Meloni Prime Minister of Italy. Her Party, Brothers of Italy is a neo-fascist political group that is vehemently anti-immigration.
Addressing the crowd the British Prime Minister warned the listeners that potential ‘enemies’ would use immigration and pro-immigration rhetoric and policies as a ‘weapon’ to ‘destabilise’ societies. These statements were very well received by Italian Prime Minister Meloni who holds a lot of the same views as Mr Sunak.
Sunak cautioned the crowd on the consequences of pro-immigration laws, “If we do not tackle this problem, the numbers will only grow. It will overwhelm our countries and our capacity to help those who need our help the most.” He added “If we do not tackle this problem, the numbers will only grow. It will overwhelm our countries”
Mr Sunak's remarks come as no surprise, his ongoing Rwanda plan and pressure from within his party have fuelled him to remain stern on migration matters.
He shared his own concerns on the mode of travel that migrants use to illegally come into countries, “if we don’t fix this problem now, the boats will keep coming and more lives will be lost at sea.”
This is an issue that the British Prime Minister is determined to tackle, He declares that he will do anything in his capacity to change the system of asylum-seeking laws. “if that requires us to update our laws and lead an international conversation to amend the post-war frameworks around asylum, then we must do that.”
The Prime Minister did not mince his words as he referred to some migrants as ‘criminal gangs’ He said “It is us who should decide who comes to our countries and not criminal gangs.”
Mr Sunak made it clear that his views and opinions are actually in service to those who live in Britain, He said “If we cannot deliver on that, our voters will lose patience with us and the way in which their countries are run and rightly so.”
This comes after Mr Sunak plans to reinstate the Rwanda plan.
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