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Conservatives criticised for lack of humanity shown to child refugees

April 28, 2016 10:07 AM
By Julie Pörksen
Following the Conservative Government's decision to vote against the acceptance of 3000 child refugees into the UK, local Lib Dems have criticised them for a lack of humanity.
Lord Dubs, a child refugee himself in the last war, had put forward an amendment to the current legislation to accept child refugees into the UK. This was defeated on Monday by the Commons, and passed again by the Lords on Tuesday - the decision now rests again with the Commons.

Julie Pörksen commented: " The fact that only a handful of Tory MPs have found the decency and humanity in their beings to take the compassionate decision to provide a safe future for child refugees makes me, and many others both sad and angry. Those many Conservative MPs can hang their heads in shame that they will not look after the most vulnerable children in the world.
This is not a financial decision, there is plenty of money in the DFiD budget, it is a moral one. I hope that some Conservative MPs will find their humanity, defy the government whip and give these children hope for a safe future."