Sunak faces PMQs amid criticism over £1,000 Rwanda Piers Morgan bet

The Prime Minister faces calls for an investigation into whether he broke the ministerial code by accepting the wager.

Rishi Sunak is answering PMQs amid criticism from opposition parties over a bet he made with broadcaster Piers Morgan.

The Prime Minister agreed to a £1,000 wager on air over whether he would be able to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

The scheme is part of Sunak’s promise to stop the small boats crossing the English Channel. It would see some migrants sent on a one-way flight to the African nation.

SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn labelled the bet “depraved” and his party accused the PM of breaking the ministerial code.

Sunak has denied the wager was a mistake but has admitted he had been caught off guard, saying “I’m not a betting person”.

It will also be the first PMQs since Buckingham Palace announced King Charles is being treated for cancer.

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