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Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: The right hon. and learned Gentleman knows that that is not the case, because what the Government have done is both to deem and to remove any capacity for the courts to consider the facts. We can see how absurd even Government figures think this is. The Home Office’s legal guidance, published yesterday, quotes legal judgments. One says that “the court should not shrink from applying the...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I will give way to the right hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, as I said I would come back to him, and then I will come back to the right hon. and learned Member for Torridge and West Devon (Sir Geoffrey Cox).

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: The problem for the right hon. Member is that he has a scheme that is likely now to cost £400 million and that is only likely to cover less than 1%, and perhaps less than 0.1%, of the people arriving in this country. That is why the permanent secretary has said that there is no evidence of a deterrent. We need the practical measures to take action to go after the criminal gangs and to work...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: We have constitutional roles for Parliament and the courts. It is right for Parliament to respond to court judgments, to adapt and to change policy, but this Bill instead puts at risk the compliance with international law that we need to be able to make further agreements. I do not think that, in the end, all of this is about Rwanda; it is about the deep divides in the Conservative party. It...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I will give way, because I know that the right hon. Member likes to think of himself as the leader of the Common Sense Group of Conservatives.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I say to the right hon. Gentleman that we are discussing this legislation not because of a European court, but because of a decision by a British court: the Supreme Court. It made a decision based on British laws. I know that there are Members on the Government Back Benches who want to make everything about the European courts, and that is the heart of their dilemma. They want to get rid of...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I will, and then I will have to conclude my remarks.

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: The hon. Member’s problem is with those on his Front Bench. His problem is with his own Home Secretary, his own Foreign Secretary and his own Prime Minister. He wants to make all of this about Europe, rather than about our having a proper border security plan, a proper plan to clear the backlog and a proper plan to fix the asylum chaos that the Tories have created. Instead of wasting...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I thank the Home Secretary for giving way. Since we last spoke in this House, it has been confirmed that the Government have given the Rwandan Government £240 million, with a further £50 million to come in April—all independently of anybody be being sent to Rwanda. Will he now confirm that the Government’s deal also means a further £50 million in 2025 and a further £50 million on top...

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (12 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: rose—

UK-Rwanda Partnership ( 6 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I thank the Home Secretary for advance sight of the statement. There is total chaos in the Government and the Conservative party. These are the desperate dying days of a party ripping itself apart. It is clearly totally out of ideas and has lost any sense of leadership or direction. We have the Home Secretary making a statement, but there are rumours that the Immigration Minister has...

Legal Migration ( 4 Dec 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I thank the Home Secretary for advance sight of the statement. Today’s statement is an admission of years of total failure by this Conservative Government—failure on the immigration system and failure on the economy. It is another example of the total chaos at the heart of this Government. Net migration has trebled since the last election, when the Conservatives promised to reduce it, as...

Criminal Justice Bill (28 Nov 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Will the Minister give way?

Criminal Justice Bill (28 Nov 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Will the Minister give way on that point?

Criminal Justice Bill (28 Nov 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Will the Minister give way?

Criminal Justice Bill (28 Nov 2023)

Yvette Cooper: Will the Minister give way?

Criminal Justice Bill (28 Nov 2023)

Yvette Cooper: On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. The Minister will know that the time is not limited. We do have time and she has named me. I do understand that she has the right not to take an intervention but she will also know that, having named me, as a courtesy to the House, she would normally do so.

Criminal Justice Bill (28 Nov 2023)

Yvette Cooper: I know that the former Home Secretary takes the police covenant very seriously. Does she agree that, as well as the police covenant, we should have a police bravery award for those who lose their lives in the line of duty?

Criminal Justice Bill (28 Nov 2023)

Yvette Cooper: It is good to see the Home Secretary in his place. He was not here for the urgent question earlier, but he has been having a bit of a week of it. He had to pseudo-apologise yesterday to my hon. Friend the Member for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham) for his language. He has been rude about northern towns and rude about northern MPs. Although he may be all over the place on home affairs, we...

Criminal Justice Bill (28 Nov 2023)

Yvette Cooper: My hon. Friend is right that huge damage has been done to policing and the criminal justice system. In addition, because police are often the public face of the criminal justice system, the fact that confidence in policing has been heavily knocked has an impact on confidence in and respect for the rule of law in our country. That is why it is so serious and why there ought to be cross-party...


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