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Suella Braverman hit out at Yvette Cooper over Labour’s plan to sort out unlawful migration.

The former Cabinet minister accused the newly appointed Home Secretary of speaking “more blah, blah, blah”.

She was responding to Ms Cooper launching a Border Security Command designed to crack down on people-smuggling gangs orchestrating small boat Channel crossings.

But Mrs Braverman insisted the one solution to cope with the problem is to tug out of the European Convention on Human Rights and ditch the Human Rights Act.

She stated: “More blah, blah, blah. I warned, but prepare to see the UK become an even bigger magnet for illegal arrivals and numbers soar as our borders disintegrate.

“We want to depart the ECHR, scrap the HRA and rapidly take away individuals after they arrive illegally. Nothing else issues.”

It comes as Downing Street admitted the summer will be “difficult” for the new Government as the first migrants to cross the English Channel since Labour’s election victory arrived in the UK.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer told reporters: “We’re attending to work right away as a result of we all know that this summer time shall be difficult.”

The Government is “now centered on the work wanted to safe our borders and smash the gangs”, he added.

So far this year 13,574 migrants have arrived in the UK after crossing the Channel, according to the latest available Home Office figures.

This is already a record for the first six months of a calendar year.

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