David Cameron has been put firmly in his place by a member of the opposition who took exception to the Prime Minister’s use of the phrase ‘a bunch of migrants.’
The PM made the controversial statement at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.
Referring to Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party, he said:
They met with a bunch of migrants in Calais, they said they could all come to Britain.
In a bid to dispel a few myths about the ‘British’ heritage of Parliament, Labour MP Chris Bryant explained a few facts to the house.
The Huffington Post reported him as saying:
The first building on this site was put up by King Cnut, a Danish migrant.
Westminster Hall was built by William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror – the clue is in the name.
The royal family has blood from Aragon, Holland, Hanover and Greece.
The Rhondda was built with the sweat of Irish and Italian migrants.
Our Speaker is descended from Romanian Jews, the Lord Speaker’s family hails from Portugal.
The families of the Business Secretary [Sajid Javid] and the Member for Tooting [Said Khan] are from Pakistan.
The Member for Richmond Park’s [Zac Goldsmith] father represented France In the European Parliament.
The Corbyns were Norman French. The Graylings were probably French Huguenots. And God only knows where the Bryants came from.
So can the leader of the House confirm that we are all a bunch of migrants?
Check it out:
Well played that man.
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