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Rishi Sunak has slapped down a ‘silly’ query concerning the European Court of Human Rights.

In a weird Parliamentary query, Scottish MP Patrick Grady requested the Prime Minister “for what reasons he considers the European Court of Human Rights to be a foreign court”.

And Mr Sunak bluntly responded: “Because it is based in Strasbourg”.

Tory MP Jonathan Gullis declared it proved the adage of ‘there isn’t any such factor as a silly query’ will not be true.

Mr Sunak has repeatedly warned the ECHR he is not going to allow them to repeatedly floor deportation flights to Rwanda.

In June 2022, the ECHR issued an injunction – generally known as interim measures beneath Rule 39 – to forestall the primary deportations of asylum seekers to the East African nation. It was issued within the night, resulting in it being dubbed a “pyjama injunction”.

Ever since, the Government’s flagship scheme to finish the Channel migrant disaster has been gridlocked within the courts.

And Rishi Sunak was compelled to attract up emergency laws after the Supreme Court dominated the Rwanda Scheme was unlawful.

The Prime Minister has additionally launched – by the Rwanda Bill – new powers to permit ministers to disregard the interim measures – and insisted the transfer was authorized.

Mr Sunak is beneath stress from some inside his personal celebration to stop the ECHR.

Conservative former minister Dame Andrea Jenkyns mentioned leaving the ECHR would permit the Government to deport failed asylum seekers “for free” somewhat than provide them £3,000.

But the PM informed his backbenchers throughout Prime Ministers’ Questions: “We should do every part we are able to to safe our borders and be sure that those that come right here illegally don’t have the power to remain.

“That’s why our Rwanda scheme and legislation is so important and what I’ve said repeatedly and will happily say to her again is I will not let a foreign court block our ability to send people to Rwanda when the time comes.”