Rishi Sunak will hold a surprise press conference in Downing Street this morning

Rishi Sunak addresses the nation from Downing Street before MPs and peers are expected to finally pass the Rwanda Bill later today after delays

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak holds a press conference in Downing Street(FATHER)

Rishi Sunak has called a surprise press conference in Downing Street.

The Prime Minister is expected to address the nation later this morning. Mr Sunak will speak about the government’s long-delayed Rwanda plan.

MPs and colleagues will finally pass legislation later tonight that could get flights in the air.

It comes as Mr Sunak struggles to reverse the Conservative Party’s poor poll numbers. The Prime Minister is prepared for the possibility of a leadership challenge by his MPs if the May 2 local election results are dire. There will also be a tough Tory by-election in Blackpool South on the same day.

Mr Sunak is trying to rise to prominence after the party was hit by yet another scandal. MP Mark Menzies yesterday announced he has quit the Tories and will not stand as a candidate at the next election following allegations he misused campaign funds to pay ‘bad people’.

The deportation from Rwanda was first announced two years ago, in April 2022, when Boris Johnson was prime minister.

The government has pledged to keep parliament sitting late into the night if necessary to pass the Rwanda Security (Asylum and Immigration) Bill, which it sees as essential to Mr Sunak’s pledge to “lift the boats fuses”.

Peers have repeatedly blocked the legislation with a series of amendments, stretching out the debate on the “emergency legislation” for more than four months and delaying flights taking asylum seekers to Rwanda. Downing Street is hostile to the idea of ​​making concessions to secure passage of the bill, leading to a deadlock with the Lords.