Public opinion will not back a generous approach if abuses are allowed.
Posts Tagged: Refugees
Councils in the UK took in more than 4,000 unaccompanied children last year – but France should take responsibility for those in Calais.
Labour MP’s said 20,000 was too low as the national total – but often their own councils are refusing to take their share.
It would be much better to help as many people as possible in and around Syria, and other conflict zones.
We should demand that our neighbours live up to their responsibilities for unaccompanied children already in their territory.
Plus: The turnaround success story of Ebbsfleet Academy. And: the Cecil Parkinson I knew.
The Government and the British people are giving generously – and deploying their aid in a responsible way.
Helen Whately MP: On Syrian refugees, Britain must show that we’re on the right side of the moral argument
Every official we met welcomed us for showing an interest in the situation in Turkey. And they consistently called on us to do more: “this isn’t sustainable”.