Clive Lewis has yet again landed himself in hot water for his insensitive comments. Speaking today on Politics Live, the Labour backbencher was commenting on reports from the i that the government plans to house migrants in holiday camps and claimed:
“… you’ve got a group of people concentrated into a camp – as you did in the Boer War, it’s what you call a concentration camp”
Clive didn’t take the opportunity to backtrack on these comments – even when challenged – instead he doubled down. To reiterate, these are holiday camps for illegal migrants…
A Labour spokesperson described the comments as “Clearly not appropriate”. They added the whips office would decide on disciplinary action. Guido hopes Clive hasn’t heard the end of this.