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As he faces a turbulent 48 hours attempting to safe help for his deportation plans, the Prime Minister insisted he’s “confident” the laws will work.

Around 60 of his backbenchers are pushing for the proposed new legal guidelines to be toughened up earlier than the crunch vote tomorrow (WED).

Mr Sunak stated the invoice he has put ahead “will work” and insisted it’ll enable him to disregard the rule 39 “pyjama injunctions” imposed by the European Court of Human Rights to dam deportations.

“I won’t let a foreign court stop us from getting flights off and this deterrent working,” he said.

“There’s a clause within the Bill that claims, very particularly, that it’s for ministers to resolve whether or not to adjust to Rule 39 rulings as they’re referred to as, I’d not have put that clause within the Bill if I used to be not ready to make use of it.”

“Now look I do not assume Strasbourg will intervene due to the checks and balances in our system. And after all, there can be particular person circumstances that folks need us to think about on the info.”

“But when you’re asking me you understand, are there circumstances during which I’m ready to disregard these Rule 39s? Then sure, after all there are.”

Downing Street later said the bill had been deliberately drafted to allow ministers to intervene, adding “we would not have done that if we were not willing to take that course of action”.

Mr Sunak insisted he is talking to all of his colleagues with concerns about the plans after questions over whether deputy chairman Lee Anderson is planning to quit in protest.

Former cabinet minister Sir Simon Clarke became the latest rebel to say he is prepared to vote down the Safety of Rwanda Bill if changes are not made to it.

Torpedoing the flagship legislation in an election year would be deeply damaging to the Prime Minister’s authority.

Sir Simon said the bill is “nonetheless riddled with holes”.

“I’ve been clear with the whips, if the invoice goes ahead unamended I can be unable to supply it my help,” he added.

Tory chairman Richard Holden instructed colleagues it’s time to get the laws “across the line”.

He stated: “Our Rwanda bill will prove that Rwanda is not just a safe country, but a modern, prosperous nation. “

“It will prevent the Strasbourg Courts from interfering with our plan. “

“And it will disapply swathes of the Human Rights Act that foreign criminals, illegal immigrants and their legions of lefty lawyers use to prop up their ridiculous claims.

“This bill will put power back in the hands of Parliament, in the hands of the British people, and it will finally mean that if you come here illegally, you will be removed.

“Now let’s get it across the line.”