In dramatic scenes, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has defiantly called out Boris Johnson over deportations to Jamaica, asking if he would effectively deport himself.
During a heated PMQs session in the House of Commons, Corbyn drew comparisons to allegations about Johnson's past and the offences committed by those that are facing deportation to Jamaica.
The Labour Party leader said:
The government has learnt absolutely nothing from the Windrush scandal. This cruel and callous government is trying to mislead the British people into thinking it is solely deporting foreign nationals who are guilty of murder, rape and other very serious offences.
This is clearly not the case. Take the example of a black boy who came to the UK aged five and is now being deported after serving time for a drugs offence.
If there was a white boy with blond hair who later dabbled in class A drugs and conspired with a friend to beat up a journalist, would he deport that boy or is it one rule for young black boys from the Caribbean and another for white boys from the US?
Corbyn was clearly making a reference to the fact that Johnson was born in New York City, a previous admission of drug use and a recording of a conversation between the prime minister and his friend, Darius Guppy, which appeared to reveail their plans to have a journalist beaten up in 1990.
Johnson would go on to say that the government's plans to deport 17 men to Jamaica was justified and said that Corbyn was "besmirching" the Windrush generation by linking them to criminal cases.
Although Corbyn might not have gotten the answer that he was after, his uncensored attack on the prime minister has seen him win a lot of praise on social media.
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