Braverman said she approved of elements of the bill, but taken as a whole it would not overcome the legal challenges of detaining people, removing people and getting them to Rwanda.

"The reality is, and the solid truth is, that it won't work and it will not stop the boats," she told BBC radio.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak set out draft emergency legislation to pave the way for asylum seekers to be deported to Rwanda on Wednesday, but he immediately suffered a major setback when his immigration minister quit.

(Reporting by Muvija M, writing by Sarah Young; Editing by Kate Holton)