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Rishi Sunak gave a blunt reply to a parliamentary query by an SNP MP on international courts.

Glasgow North MP Patrick Grady submitted a written query to the Prime Minister on “whether he considers the International Criminal Court to be a foreign court”.

Mr Sunak replied: “The clue is in the name.”

Mr Grady final month tabled an analogous query concerning the European Court of Human Rights.

He requested the Prime Minister “for what reasons he considers the European Court of Human Rights to be a foreign court”.

Mr Sunak gave a curt response, saying: “Because it is based in Strasbourg.”

Tory MP Jonathan Gullis stated it proved the adage of “there is no such thing as a stupid question” might not be true.

It comes because the Prime Minister is dealing with rising stress from Tory MPs to depart the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) which is dominated on by the European Court of Human Rights.

Former residence secretary Suella Braverman referred to as for the UK to stop the worldwide human rights treaty in a speech to the National Conservatism convention in Brussels on Tuesday.

She attacked the ECHR as incompatible with parliamentary democracy and the court docket charged with implementing it as “profoundly undemocratic and politicised”.

But she stated Britain lacks the “political will” to chop ties regardless of Mr Sunak’s current strategies that he can be keen to depart the conference if it thwarts the Rwanda coverage.