PMQs: Windrush scandal dominates at the dispatch box
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Prime Minister's Questions was again consumed by the ongoing scandal over the treatment of the Windrush generation.
A pumped Jeremy Corbyn went for Theresa May from the off. His plan is to paint the government as racist – but this is a difficult path.
The term 'hostile environment' has been used by Labour as well. And his party is in the midst of its own struggles – with the ongoing row over anti-Semitism in the Labour party raging on, some might say to Corbyn 'people in glass houses Jeremy ...'
But Labour can smell blood and Corbyn had no choice but to pin the PM down on Windrush. And his opening salvo was emotionally charged and delivered with energy. All May could offer was more of the same defensive soundbites.
And after taking aim at the prime minister the Labour leader went for current home secretary Amber Rudd demanding she should 'take some responsibilty and resign'.
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May offered the same line again: The Windrush generation are here legally, but people still have concerns about illegal immigrants.
Unfortunately for Corbyn he was swinging and missing. The truth is no-one comes out of the Windrush debacle looking good.
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His questions were too laboured – he needs to be more targeted to really damage May. he failed to provoke her but equally he gave her little opportunity to turn the fire on him.
VERDICT: No-score draw.
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