The fact that Turkey are hosting millions and Jordan are spending a 1/4 of their national budget on assisting refugees really puts things into perspective. The UK govt are doing sweet fa in comparison.
UK the third most welcoming country for refugees Watch
- 20-05-2016 01:51
- 20-05-2016 02:53
I'd like to see the "how would you like a refugee in YOUR house???" line of argument used on other things.
"Why do you support funding the NHS, would YOU treat a cancer victim?"
"Why do you support housing benefit, would YOU let a person in working poverty live with you?"
It's a dumb argument. We're not advocating private charity towards the refugees (although it is welcome). We're asking the government to deliver on its welfare state responsibility to provide for the disadvantaged. The myths get peddled about how we're full, we can't afford it but it's not true and we have a moral responsibility for these refugees.
(Original post by KimKallstrom)
- 20-05-2016 08:16
I'll give you this: you're the only person so far of the political position that encourages this sort of thing to come in and be complimentary about the fact that we as a country are doing this. It shows a consistency in principal and position.
Pretty much all the others have just come in to **** people off, which to me goes to show that ****ging off people (especially Britain) is the basis for their entire thought process. I'll commend you for not being like that (unlike countless posters here).
I'm generally a loving person and would like to help those less fortunate than myself and those who genuinely do need our help and are not here to cause mischief.
- 20-05-2016 10:22
Am I the only one surprised that the UK has a higher rank than Canada??? Earlier this year the Canadiam Prime Minister was pledging that Canada would be taking in over 2500 refugees this year.
(Original post by godofwine)
- 20-05-2016 10:42
We should take in more refugees, especially since Germany is taking in over 1 million refugees.
Just because one country takes more refugees in, we have to take more in?
Since when has this been a competition?
- 20-05-2016 11:32
- 20-05-2016 12:21
I wouldn't be surprised if China bunged them into sweatshops or some other low paying job where the health and living conditions invite human rights violations, ill health, and then death.
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- 20-05-2016 12:33
Relative size of countries
Both signed to same Convention on Refugees
Amounts to less than 1% of what Germany takes. Perfectly logical for GOW to point out the disparity.
- 20-05-2016 15:51
(Original post by Kylie Jenner)
- 20-05-2016 16:22
Foreign males are not rapists. This notion of branding minority men as savage sexual predators is a stereotype that has it's origins in slavery in America where black men were tortured and hanged because of a misguided need to protect "our women".