'Allow migrants into this country!' Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman confronted during walkabout

Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman were confront during a walkabout in Chelmsford

Suella Braverman and Rishi Sunak have been heckled during a visit to Chelmsford.

While touring the Essex town to launch the Government’s plan for tackling anti-social behaviour, the pair did not stop to chat to any of the small number of people on the street or go into any shops.

The PM and Home Secretary were confronted by a lone woman who shouted: “Allow migrants into our country! Go away! We don’t want you here!”

It comes as a rebellion from Tory MPs seeking amendments to the controversial Illegal Migration Bill appears to have been partially defused.

The controversial legislation designed to put a stop to migrants crossing the Channel in small boats returns to the House of Commons for its committee stage, with Downing Street facing objections to the Bill from sections of the Conservative Party.

The Prime Minister has said he is determined to ensure the legislation is “robust and effective” while remaining compliant with the UK’s obligations under international law.

“The Home Secretary and I have worked incredibly closely for the last two months to get the legislation exactly right," he said. "It is not easy. We need something that is going to be robust, that’s going to be effective.

“This is a tough piece of legislation, the likes of which we haven’t seen. It’s important that it is effective, which it will be.

“It is also that we abide by our international obligations. This is a country and a Government that does follow the law. We are confident we have designed a piece of legislation that will tackle this problem and will do so while being in compliance with the laws that we are a party to.”

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