Reminds me of JuLiar G-Lard talking stupidly about Aussies having to pay our “fair share” of taxes to pay for leftist scams. To squander the wealth of western nations on the import of Muslims is a crime far worse than any treason, because of the Islamic ideology of conquest and its replacement theology. The presence of large numbers of Mohammedans means death to native Brits. That needs to be understood.
Pressure on PM to save child refugees: No 10 defeated in Lords vote on whether Britain should accept its fair share of vulnerable youths
- Prime Minister under pressure to give sanctuary to child refugees
- Majority of Members of the Lords voted for Britain to accept child migrants
- Ministers have said they will take in 3,000 child refugees directly from camps in, or near, Syria and other war zones
David Cameron came under mounting pressure last night to give sanctuary to child refugees stranded in Europe following a humiliating rebuke from the House of Lords.
Thousands of child refugees who have made it to Europe were thrown a lifeline by the peers.
Members of the Lords voted by a majority of more than 100 – by 279 to 172 – for Britain to accept its fair share of unaccompanied child refugees.
The move comes after the Commons rejected plans to welcome 3,000 desperate youngsters into Britain. The knife edge vote was won by just 18 votes and was met with cries of ‘shame’ in the Commons chamber.
Last night, peers stripped out the specific number of refugees that Britain should take.
Members of the Lords voted by a majority of more than 100 – by 279 to 172 – for Britain to accept its fair share of unaccompanied child refugees
This will stop MPs from invoking ‘financial privilege’ – which would have allowed them to veto any amendment if there are financial consequences. Labour’s Lord Dubs originally proposed the amendment, having fled the Holocaust as a child refugee himself in the 1930s.
James Brokenshire, the Home Office minister, said the Government did not want to ‘inadvertently create a situation in which families see an advantage in sending children alone, ahead and in the hands of traffickers’.
Ministers have instead said they will take in 3,000 child refugees directly from camps in, or near, Syria and other war zones.
Last month, the Daily Mail highlighted the plight of hundreds of children living in squalor in the Calais jungle.
In a leader, the Mail called for a one-off amnesty for them, saying: ‘It may be that some of the boys have been sent on ahead cynically by families who hope to claim their human right to join them if they make it to Britain.
BRITAIN SET TO HELP EASTERN COUNTRIES INCLUDING ALBANIA JOIN THE EU
Britain plans to hand out almost £2billion to help countries such as Albania, Turkey and Serbia join the EU, research reveals today.
Downing Street confirmed this week that David Cameron still supports membership bids from Turkey and others on the EU’s southern border.
This is despite Home Secretary Theresa May warning they are ‘countries with poor populations and serious problems with organised crime, corruption and sometimes even terrorism’.
Figures compiled by the Vote Leave campaign reveal the UK is set to contribute £1.2billion in ‘pre-accession assistance’ by 2020 to help them join the EU.
And an extra £640million will go to Turkey as part of a controversial EU migrant deal that is linked to the fast-tracking of the country’s bid for membership.
‘But they are young and they are desperate. Which is why this paper suggests today that in a one-off amnesty – a one-off, mind – we should offer refuge to the children who have been through so much to reach Calais alone.
‘Meanwhile, to avoid cruelly raising false hopes, our authorities should make it absolutely clear that no more will be allowed in.’
Earl Howe, the Government spokesman in the Lords said there was ‘no argument’ that Britain had a ‘moral duty to help those in need’. He said: ‘We’re simply saying, physically transporting unaccompanied children from one part of the EU to another is not the best or more effective way of fulfilling our duty.’
But Lord Dubs warned that thousands of youngsters were not safe just because they had reached Europe. The 83-year-old said the current Tory government would ‘have probably said no’ to taking child refugees fleeing the Nazis.
‘These children are being left to their own devices at best and at worst they’re in trouble,’ he said. He blamed David Cameron, saying: ‘I think the Prime Minister has put his stamp on this.’
Speaking to the Mail, he added: ‘The longer this goes on, the harder it is for the Government as they will think they’re losing face. But it’s a win-win for them. Helping child refugees is wildly popular.’
One thought on “Britain (must) accept its fair share of child refugees”
‘The House of Peers made no pretense
To intellectual eminence,
Or scholarship sublime …
And while the House of Peers withholds
Its legislative hand,
And noble statesmen do not itch
To interfere with matters which
They do not understand,
As bright will shine Great Britain’s rays
As in King George’s glorious days!’
(W.S. Gilbert, ‘Iolanthe.’)
Mr Gilbert obviously didn’t think much of the House of Lords either.
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