The party says its aim is to speed up the prosecution process because the time taken to charge suspects is getting longer

Robert Jenrick, the immigration minister, has suggested that the government might withdraw from the European convention on human rights if that offers the only means of stopping asylum seekers coming to the UK on small boats.

Asked if leaving the ECHR was an option for the government, Jenrick said the government would “take whatever necessary action is needed”.

You can see from the prime minister, the home secretary and myself, our total commitment to this challenge.

That’s why we’re working on every possible front. That’s why we have produced the most comprehensive plan, I believe, of any European country to tackle this issue.

We will do whatever is required, take whatever necessary action is needed.

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