Sunak and Truss stand by Rwanda scheme as they set out plans to toughen the UK's borders

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The two remaining Tory leadership candidates have vowed to continue the government’s controversial scheme to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss both said they would stand by the policy, which has already cost the UK £120m.

This comes despite the Commons home affairs committee saying this week that there is “no clear evidence” the plan will work.

So far, legal challenges have prevented any flights under the policy.

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But Ms Truss told the Mail On Sunday: “I’m determined to see it through to full implementation, as well as exploring other countries that we can work on similar partnerships with.

“It’s the right thing to do.

“I’m also determined to make sure that we have the right level of forces at our border. I’m going to increase the border force to make sure that we have the proper protection in place directly at the border.”

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