Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Refugee Council has no business making statements of this kind

Katy Long (Lecturer in International Development at the University of Edinburgh) tells us:

A press release from the Refugee Council has just landed in my inbox, telling me that ‘Britain has a proud tradition of protecting and welcoming refugees and we will continue to lead the way in offering refuge to people in their greatest hour of need’.

The Refugee Council has no business making statements of this kind.

A more truthful statement might be:

Whatever sympathy the United Kingdom may once have had for refugees has been entirely undermined due to a combination of political gerrymandering (encouraging the migration of groups of people who will vote Labour), lies about the overall levels of foreigners allowed into the United Kingdom, and a ridiculous amount of bogus asylum claims.  There is now no sympathy for the idea that yet more foreigners should be given access to the United Kingdom.  You are welcome to use British aid money to rebuild your lives in your own regional homes, but you are not welcome in the United Kingdom.

http://katylong.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/500.html

http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/

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