Ranil Jayawardena MP was branded a “disgrace” by left-liberal politicians during a bid to stop a chain migration bill, with one white left-winger questioning how he could dare to oppose it given “his background”.
Labour’s Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, accused the Tory of attempting a “spiteful, rambling filibuster’, and asserted that “Many will wonder how someone from his background can have developed such views”.
Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam slammed the 62-year-old, once a member of former Labour leader Ed Miliband’s Shadow Cabinet, for his “disgusting” comments.
“This is a Labour MP basically stating that a Conservative MP who happens to be brown is not acting brown enough, and should think more like a brown person,” Kassam observed.
Mr Jayawardena, a Brexit supporter representing North East Hampshire, was elected as the Tory Party’s local candidate in a U.S.-style open primary ahead of the General Election in 2015.
He argued against the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill on the grounds that it would put the British public at risk and incentivise “child” migrants to make dangerous journeys to the United Kingdom in order to act as a bridgehead for their extended families.
He cited the experience of Angela Merkel’s Germany, “where a similar situation arose when up to one million refugees and migrants entered in 2015.”