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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:37 am on 28th February 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford 10:37 am, 28th February 2019

As a long-term former resident of Tanzania and chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Tanzania, I am a great admirer of that country and its people. I am also an admirer of the great work that President Magufuli has done to tackle corruption there, but I am increasingly concerned by the fact that a large number of opposition politicians are now in jail or on trial. May we have a debate on the importance of having a responsible opposition and a responsible Government who respect that opposition rather than putting them in jail and bringing charges against them all the time?