As we’re watching the horror of this war and refugee crisis unfolding in Ukraine the UK Government is picking this moment to dismantle the refugee protection system in the UK.
This post-Brexit overhaul of the asylum system – if passed in its current form – will punish people who ask for our help. It will disbelieve, detain and criminalise refugees. That goes for Ukrainians and anyone else fleeing war and persecution.
The Anti-Refugee Bill returns to the House of Commmons shortly and MPs will be voting on whether to pass this Bill. We should be doing everything we can to help Ukrainian refugees. That includes scrapping the Anti-Refugee Bill.
(CEO, Refugee Action).
My comment: Totally agree. Meanwhile, the rest of us should send money.