The five most senior judges on the UK’s Supreme Court have ruled unanimously that the plan to deport illegal migrants to Rwanda is unlawful. Giving their verdict, Lord Reed, president of the court, said the court had fast tracked its judgement because of the “public importance” of the case. Read more about the reasons behind the verdict and the Home Office’s case.
Rishi Sunak ‘faces six more no-confidence letters’
Six more Tory MPs are submitting a letter of no confidence in Rishi Sunak’s leadership, a former education minister has claimed. Dame Andrea Jenkyns, who sent in her own letter following Monday’s Cabinet reshuffle, called on colleagues to “bite the bullet” and oust the Prime Minister to save the party from electoral oblivion. It comes after Suella Braverman, the former home secretary, denounced Mr Sunak in an explosive letter on Monday for failing to stop small boats crossing the Channel.
IDF ‘blows up Gaza government building’
Israeli forces have reportedly blown up a Hamas government building in Gaza. Video footage published on social media by several Israeli media outlets appeared to show an explosion at the legislature, after which it became engulfed in plumes of grey smoke. It came two days after Israeli troops were pictured inside the building, in Gaza City.
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