Jeremy Corbyn launched a scathing personal attack on Boris Johnson over the way black and white children connected to class A drugs are treated by the government in the wake of the deportation of ex-offenders to Jamaica.
Speaking in the Commons, the Labour leader called out the prime minister over allegations of Johnson’s own drug use, saying: “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?”
The prime minister was born in New York and gave up his US citizenship in 2016. He admitted he tried cocaine as a teenager and was recorded in 1990 on a call with his friend Darius Guppy, who was discussing how he planned on beating up a fellow journalist.
Corbyn used Prime Minister’s Questions to confront Johnson over the controversial deportation of ex-offenders to Jamaica.
About 50 people were due to be flown to the country earlier this week, including those convicted of rape, manslaughter and drugs offences.
However, the court of appeal stopped the deportation of 25 people due on the flight over concerns they had not had adequate access to legal advice because of a temporary outage of mobile phone signal in January. Read more