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Boris Johnson slammed over Jamaica deportation

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
12th Feb 20 2:36 pm

Boris Johnson has been slammed over the decision to deport foreign national criminals to Jamaica by Jeremy Corbyn during PMQs on Wednesday.

The government were accused of being “cruel and callous” over the deportation and the handling of the issue.

Corbyn told Johnson he has learned nothing from the Windrush scandal and spoke of Tajay Thompson who entered the UK when he was five.

He said Thompson who came to this country aged five and was the victim of ‘county lines’ grooming and compelled to carry drugs.”

The Labour leader laid into the prime minister and said, “The government has learned absolutely nothing from the Windrush scandal.

“This cruel and callous government is trying to mislead the British people into thinking it’s solely deporting foreign nationals who are guilty of murder, rape and other very serious offences.”

The prime minister responded, “It is entirely right that foreign national offenders should be deported in accordance with the law.”

On Monday the home secretary Priti Patel said many of those on board were guilty of “serious offences,” including rape and dealing class A drugs.

On Tuesday, the Home Office said, “We make no apology for trying to protect the public from serious, violent and persistent foreign national offenders.

“The court ruling does not apply to all of the foreign national offenders due to be deported and we have therefore proceeded with the flight.”

On Tuesday 17 people were flown to Kingston, Jamaica many who have lived in the UK since they were children and most have no ties at all to the country.

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