World Refugee Day

Refugees are welcome here

On World Refugee Day, Far North MP Jamie Stone has signed the International Rescue Committee’s open letter to refugees.

This letter recognises the contributions made by refugees and allows people to pledge to stand alongside refugees and fight for their future.

Commenting Mr Stone said:

“In signing this letter, I promise to stand for a world that always welcome refugees.

“The Lib Dems have for many years campaigned to protect refugees, to allow more refugees a safe haven in Britain and to allow for family reunification for unaccompanied child refugees.

“The Tory Government’s attitude towards refugees is shameful. Theresa May’s Government has failed to uphold the UK’s commitment to child refugees with just 220 children being accepted through the Dubs Amendment, which was originally meant to welcome 3,000 and the Tories continue to push a hostile agenda when it comes to refugees.

“As a nation we must do more to welcome and support those fleeing conflict and persecution and I am pleased to stand alongside refugees and declare that they are welcome in the UK.”

Join Jamie and sign the letter here here.

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