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Robert Jenrick ‘quits as immigration minister over Rwanda legislation’

Robert Jenrick is said to have quit (James Manning/PA)
Robert Jenrick is said to have quit (James Manning/PA) Robert Jenrick is said to have quit (James Manning/PA)

Rishi Sunak appears set to be rocked by the resignation of his immigration minister after rejecting demands to opt out of European human rights laws to revive the Rwanda policy.

Robert Jenrick was said to have quit by one of his Home Office colleagues after the Prime Minister shunned taking the more hardline option with his new emergency legislation.

Home Office minister Laura Farris has told LBC: “I understand that he has (gone).”

Asked why, she said: “I don’t know in all honesty. I just came from the chamber and found out after I connected to your show.”