Theresa May gets David Lammy and Jacob Rees Mogg agreeing for first time ever
Both have slammed the PM’s treatment of Windrush-generation British residents.
The government’s handling of the immigration nightmares being experienced by some Windrush-generation British residents raised fresh concerns among lobby journalists about what the hell is going on in Team May these days.
“Extraordinary,” was the considered verdict of one lobby journalist after it emerged last night that Downing Street had rejected a formal diplomatic request to discuss the matter with representatives of 12 Caribbean countries.
“Number 10 appears to be politically tone deaf,” said another political hack, hours before the inevitable u-turn,
Thankfully for the various long-term UK residents who face being deported to countries that they have not known for 50 years, many MPs were also of the same opinion.
Earlier this month, David Lammy backed a petition calling for an amnesty for anyone who arrived in the UK as a child between 1948 and 1971. “I will fight against this historic injustice with every bone in my body until this wrong is righted,” said the Labour MP.
By Monday morning he had amassed signatures from 140 MPs for six parties. And support from Jacob Rees Mogg.
“It’s absolutely dreadful. These people are as British as you and I are,” the right wing Tory MP told LBC.
“I think it’s a deep disgrace and it should be the top priority of the government to sort it out. It’s such a bad way of treating people, it puts bureaucratic rules ahead of people’s lives, and I think it’s shameful.”
According to reliable sources, it is the first time that Lammy and Rees Mogg have ever agreed on anything…