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Brexit Watch chairman Mr Habib additionally famous that it made Boris Johnson and Priti Patel’s new coverage of deporting these crossing the Channel appear “dodgy and nonsensical”.

Speaking to Mike Graham on TalkTV on Wednesday, Mr Habib expressed his frustration over the Government’s incapacity to comply with by way of on its migrant crossing crackdown guarantees.

He mentioned of the Rwanda coverage: “I always felt it was a smoke and mirrors to distract from reality.

“The idea that we could send wholesale numbers of people coming across the Channel into the UK to Rwanda, I mean it just never really made sense to me.

“We’ve already seen that there are going to be challenges to it, it’s going to be months before this policy can even be implemented if it ever is implemented in a practical sense.

“It seems to me it was put out there as a pre-election sop to traditional Conservative voters.”

Host Mike Graham countered this argument, as he identified that the Tories had mentioned the day earlier than the election that the coverage couldn’t be put in place for months.

Mr Habib continued: “The reality of the situation is now dawning, people are recognising that it’s going to be months for the various court processes to proceed.

“Really what they have to do is prevent the would-be migrants from coming onto UK shores in the first place before they get the benefit of the protection of British law.

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Mr Graham argued that the Rwanda policy was “practical” and “workable” and questioned why the Government was dragging their heels in implementing it.

His visitor additionally famous that the Rwandan Government was paid £120million upfront, which might have been pointless if the scheme was “genuinely viable and profitable” for the African nation.

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