Today’s news summary – Paper Talk: Sunak vows emergency law to start Rwanda flights
Thursday newspapers report on Rishi Sunak’s vow to bring in emergency legislation to mark Rwanda as a safe country after the UK Supreme Court ruled the government’s flagship asylum policy is unlawful.
The Daily Express calls Sunak “defiant” and reports the “PM fights back.” The Times says the prime minister has pledged to do “whatever is necessary” to get flights to Rwanda off the ground by the next election.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Conservative rebels have warned that the PM’s proposed new emergency law to declare Rwanda as a safe country doesn’t go far enough and could still be obstructed by the European Court of Human Rights.
The Times says the PM is right to “exhaust every last judicial avenue in pursuit of a solution to the small boats crisis”. But warns he is at risk of breaking his contract with an electorate anxious to see migration controlled”.
The Sun’s editorial “cautiously welcomes” the government’s new approach to “get those flights off the ground” but says the paper and its readers are “sick of broken promises”.
Sir Keir Starmer suffered a major Tory rebellion over last night’s vote for a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict.
The Telegraph says Starmer “suffered the biggest rebellion of his leadership” so far.
The Express calls it “Starmer’s revolt”, and The Times says Kier was “unrepentant” as the Gaza vote split Labour. But the i newspaper says the rebellion isn’t going to cause irreparable damage to the Starmer but he has “suffered a serious challenge to his authority”.
Elsewhere, the final series of The Crown makes several papers. The Guardian says the entire cast provides “brilliant performances” but they cannot lift what it calls “crass writing”.
In its review, the Mirror says that, despite some flaws with these latest episodes, “Netflix’s jewel in the crown continues to sparkle”.