The UK immigration minister, Robert Jenrick has quit over legislation regarding sending migrants to Rwanda.

The UK leader’s position looked increasingly vulnerable after Robert Jenrick said he had resigned due to “strong disagreements with the direction” of the government’s policy on immigration.

The bombshell resignation came after Rwanda warned that it would pull out of a treaty to accept migrants if the UK does not respect international law.

Former hardline interior minister Suella Braverman also issued Sunak an ultimatum to get tougher on immigration or face certain wipeout in the next general election, in a torrid day for the British PM.

Jenrick resigned after Sunak’s administration published emergency legislation designed to ensure Rwanda is considered a safe country, after UK Supreme Court judges last month deemed that it was not.

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