Tony Blair had education, education, education, the next Tory leader has immigration, immigration, immigration, says Patrick Christys

It’s one thing all the Tory candidates saying they support the idea of sending people to Rwanda, it’s another thing actually doing it

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So the runners and riders are in, in terms of the Tory leadership race.

I’m convinced that the Conservatives have committed a great national act of political suicide.

I get that Boris was embroiled in sleaze, I get that his personal life is a bit of a mess, I get that there are scandals upon scandals.

But, in a weird way, there’s something very honest about that. Because that’s Boris, isn’t it. That’s who he is.

That’s the man millions of people voted for and, despite securing a huge public mandate, it wasn’t the public who booted him out. It was politicians. But that’s done now and we have to move on.

Patrick Christys filling in for Nigel Farage
Patrick Christys filling in for Nigel Farage

And what’s a key issue going forward? Well, the same as always.

The same issue that nobody has managed to get right. Immigration.

Tony Blair had education, education, education, the next Tory leader has immigration, immigration, immigration.

According to reports, all the candidates have come out in favour of the Rwanda deal, with the possible exception of Jeremy Hunt.

Well, to that I’d say: 'What Rwanda deal?'

We’ve basically just given Rwanda a load of foreign aid. This is not an immigration deal, this is a foreign aid deal. There’s been no result whatsoever.

The cost-of-living crisis is massive, there’s no doubt about that. But, eventually, due to natural market and economic forces, that will sort itself out.

What will not sort itself out is mass illegal immigration. Tomorrow I’ll be heading to a hotel to reveal yet another devastating case of the sheer toll illegal immigration is having on this country.

You won’t want to miss that.

It’s one thing all the Tory candidates saying they support the idea of sending people to Rwanda, it’s another thing actually doing it.

The British public deserve results, not empty promises. I tell you what we don’t deserve – the desecration of our public services, a national housing crisis, a government who prioritises people who come here illegally over our homeless military veterans.

Mark my words, if the next leader doesn’t get hold of immigration, doesn’t actually enact the Rwanda deal, they’ll be dead before they even start.