- "It is important at the outset to understand what that policy is. It is not, as is sometimes thought, a policy of sending asylum seekers overseas whilst their claims for asylum in the UK are processed by the UK authorities. The Home Secretary's policy is that people claiming asylum in the UK will not have their claims decided by the UK authorities. Instead, they will be sent to Rwanda where they can claim asylum in Rwanda. Their claims will be decided there, by the Rwandan authorities. If their claims are successful, they will be granted asylum in Rwanda. If their claims are unsuccessful Rwanda is entitled to expel them from its territory.
- In this appeal the Supreme Court is required to decide whether that policy is lawful. That is a legal question which the court has to decide on the basis of evidence and established legal principles. The court is not concerned with the political debate about the policy and nothing in its judgment should be regarded as supporting or opposing any political view of the issues."
Suella Braverman's attack on Rishi Sunak: