VOTERS overwhelmingly want illegal “small boats” migration ended. Liberal-left peers must not delay or block the only viable plan.
Rishi Sunak is right to warn these unelected, hand-wringing know-alls against thwarting the Rwanda Bill, now finally passed by our elected chamber.
The House of Lords never needs to worry about voters.
But its already battered reputation will be shredded if it ignores public fury on this critical issue.
If Lord Carlile is typical, though, opposition peers are far too self- important, too divorced from reality, too feebly “liberal” and too hell-bent on ousting the Tories to heed the PM.
This ex-Lib Dem today dismissed the 30,000 arriving illegally each year as “a small number of refugees”, though they are neither refugees nor small in number.
He preposterously claimed Rwanda had failed as a deterrent despite it not yet being up and running — a fact lost on him but not on migrants themselves.
Carlile claimed there were better solutions, such as “talking much more to the French” and “appointing more judges”.
Clueless doesn’t nearly cover it.
But what really enraged him was a Tory Government “elevating itself above the Supreme Court” (where it belongs) and “meddling in the law”.
Yes, the law MPs are elected to write and enact.
Like many colleagues, Carlile plainly wants unelected lawyers to run Britain.
Anything else amounts to Mr Sunak driving us “towards totalitarianism”.
Why ARE so many Westminster bubbleheads so prone to ludicrous exaggeration?
The Rwanda scheme’s main strength is that it is the only idea in town.
Labour has given up. It just recites the same old mantra . . . “we’d talk to the French”.
The Tories have been doing that for years — but the boats keep coming.
Time for something far more robust.
Leader of men
WE doubt even the King knew how big a favour he’d be doing the nation’s blokes.
But by being open about his imminent prostate treatment he has massively increased the numbers now looking online to get theirs checked too.
Thankfully his condition is benign. But who knows how many lives he may have saved by making it public?
Good on him.
Help for kids
THE Sun knows well how much support children with special needs and disabilities need . . . and their parents too.
But our award-winning Give It Back campaign is about the £573million of missing funding for special needs kids.
When will that money be found?