The right answer is to discourage people from coming to Calais in the first place, and to help people directly in the Middle East.
Posts Tagged: Refugees
Nicky Morgan: Just what does the way in which we’re dealing with refugee children say about our values as a Party?
As a party known for strong economic management, we must work doubly hard to avoid appearing to know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Those directing their moral outrage at Amber Rudd have the wrong target.
Cooper’s anger over unaccompanied child refugees should be targeted at Paris, Rome and Athens, not the Home Office
If we prioritise rescuing children from the incompetence of EU governments, that means children can be rescued from the slaughter of the Middle East.
We have a legal and a moral duty to protect them. The President’s order feels like an attack on our shared humanity.
There’s less violence, more prosperity, the world is greener, and people are getting cleverer.
There is more to do, but the Home Secretary has a track record of seizing an opportunity to do the right thing.
For people to integrate and find work, they must be able to learn the language.
Public opinion will not back a generous approach if abuses are allowed.
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.