Crowds blocked roads leading to government buildings to stop lawmakers from laws that critics fear could provide amnesty for past corruption.
Speaking in the Commons yesterday, the new PM said he had raised the idea of an amnesty when he served under Theresa May, “and it did not receive an overwhelming endorsement”.
He said the Windrush scandal had shown the difficulties that can be caused by a mass expulsion of people who “may have been living and working here for many, many years without being involved in any criminal activity at all”.
“We should look at it,” he said. “And the truth is the law already basically allows them an effective amnesty.”