Jacob Rees-Mogg's comments about British concentration camps in Africa resurface
As the home secretary Priti Patel announced plans that could see refugees in the UK being shipped to Rwanda to be “processed”, politician Jacob Rees-Mogg’s controversial thoughts on British concentration camps have resurfaced.
The Conservative government’s plan to send migrants to Rwanda has been widely criticised, with the Archbishop of Canterbury saying it is “against the judgement of God”.
But, as a political Twitter account Momentum pointed out, Conservative members have “got form” for supporting such controversial schemes as they reposted a clip of Tory Rees-Mogg sharing controversial views.
In the clip from 2019 during an appearance on BBC Question Time, Rees-Mogg attempted to justify the British use of concentration camps in South Africa during the Boer War as being for people’s own protection.