Sir Desmond Swayne Suggests Afghans Shouldn’t Be “Queueing at the Airport”

Sir Desmond Swayne failed to read the room when he intervened during Starmer’s speech to say:

“[Starmer] wouldn’t want the government of this kingdom to be overthrown by a wicked and brutal regime. I venture that he would want a leading role in the resistance. He wouldn’t be queueing at the airport, would he?”

Which some seem to have taken as a suggestion Afghan refugees shouldn’t be leaving the country at all. Suspect Swayne was referring to men of fighting age. Calls of “shame” and “disgrace” from the Chamber were perhaps not entirely justified…

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