If Rishi Sunak is looking for a small boats election, then that’s what he’s going to get. Maybe. According to a new Ipsos poll, immigration has overtaken the economy as the most important issue facing Britain today for Conservative voters, highlighted by 40% up from 32% the previous month. The economy ranked joint-second at 30%, along with the NHS and healthcare, while poverty and inequality featured at the bottom (5%).

By contrast, immigration isn’t much of a concern for Labour voters: it ranks eighth on the priority list. Will the imminent Rwanda flights — expected in 10-12 weeks — change that dynamic?