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Lord Ken Clarke warns UK hurtling towards ‘elected dictatorship’ in angry migration rant | Politics | News

Lord Ken Clarke warns UK hurtling towards ‘elected dictatorship’ in angry migration rant | Politics | News

Former Cabinet minister Lord Ken Clarke has claimed Britain is “moving towards an elected dictatorship” as he launched a caustic attack on Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda Bill. Lord Clarke – who served as both Secretary and Chancellor in the Government of former Tory Prime Minister Sir John Major – is now a crossbench peer and a strident critic of Brexit. Speaking during a debate on the controversial legislation, which would involve flying failed asylum seekers to the East African country, and which is making its way through the House of Lords, Lord Clarke said: ”As time goes by in my career, I always fear echoes of the warnings that Quintin Hailsham used to give us all about the risks of moving towards an elected dictatorship in this country. “The sovereignty of Parliament has its limits, which are the limits of the rule of law, the separation of powers and what ought to be the constitutional limits on any branch of government in a liberal democratic society such as ours.” Addressing what he saw as problems with …