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Chief Whip Issues Warning to Conservative MPs Who Rebelled on Rwanda

The Chief Whip is summoning the 11 Tory MPs who opposed the Prime Minister's Rwanda migration policy for a discussion.
These MPs, including ex-Home Secretary Suella Braverman and ex-immigration minister Robert Jenrick, will have one-on-one meetings with Chief Whip Simon Hart, acting on the Prime Minister's directive. The sessions aim to demonstrate the government's resolve against future dissent.

Amidst questions about Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's leadership, this move underscores the government's emphasis on party discipline.

While the warning implies serious consequences for continued rebellion, Downing Street has not committed to any specific action. Some dissenting MPs believe Sunak lacks the strength for such measures and fear it would only instigate more instability within the party.

Meanwhile, the House of Lords will review a report from the International Agreements Committee, suggesting delays to the Rwanda policy might be necessary.

The committee, led by ex-Labour Attorney General Lord Goldsmith and including Boris Johnson's ex-chief of staff Lord Udny-Lister, questions the completeness and readiness of the treaty with Rwanda for declaring it a safe country for migrants.

Debates about the feasibility and morality of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda continue among Westminster politicians.
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