Sunday, 29 December 2013

UKIP leader Nigel Farage calls for Syrian refugees to be allowed into the UK

Nigel Farage said:

I think refugees are a very different thing to economic migration and I think this country should honour the 1951 declaration on refugee status that was agreed.

I think, actually, there is a responsibility on all of us in the free West to try and help some of those people fleeing Syria, literally in fear of their lives.

Great that Farage has taken this humanitarian stand and he should be applauded. It is also a sad indictment of Britain as a country that he is ahead of the government in taking it. A few weeks ago Amnesty International said that “European leaders should hang their heads in shame” over the pitifully low numbers of Syrian refugees they are prepared to resettle.