‘One rule for black boys and another for white boys,’ says Corbyn

Labour leader accuses Boris Johnson of double standards as the Home Office deports people to Jamaica

CRITICISM: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Boris Johnson was guilty of double standards

During a heated Commons exchange labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked prime minister Boris Johnson suggesting that the government is applying different rules to black and white people.

Corbyn used Prime Minister’s Questions to confront Johnson over the controversial deportation of ex-offenders to Jamaica.

During a heated exchange in the Commons Corbyn said that the government had “learned absolutely nothing from the Windrush Scandal”.

CRUEL AND CALLOUS

Earlier this week a planned deportation flight to Jamaica went ahead despite a High Court judge ruling that some detainees must not be deported because they did not have proper access to legal advice.

DEFENDING HIS POSITION: Boris Johnson accused Jeremy Corbyn of being ‘soft’ on the deportation of violent foreign criminals

Corbyn said: “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.”

Launching a personal attack on the prime minister over the way black and white children connected to class A drugs are treated by the government Corbyn said:  “If there was a case of a young 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 black boys from the Caribbean and another for white boys from the United States?”

Johnson was born in New York however he gave up his US citizenship in 2016.

TAKING COCAINE

In a 2008 interview he admitted trying cocaine as a 19-year-old student at Oxford. He was also recorded in 1990 on a call with his friend Darius Guppy, discussing how he planned on beating up a fellow journalist.

However  Johnson said Corbyn had demeaned himself by the tone of his questions and “besmirches the reputation of the Windrush Generation who came to this country to work in our public services, to teach our children in this country”.

He later said the Labour leader was “soft” on the deportation of violent foreign offenders.

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