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M461 - Peace Corps Motion 2018, Joecphillips seconded by JellyMilkThis house calls upon the government to send the British Peace Corps to Myanmar and Bangladesh to help the Rohingya refugees have had to flee their homes due to the conditions they faced, the Peace Corps could help improve the infrastructure in the camps the refugees are staying and help rebuild the area they had to flee,

Part of the Peace Corps mission is “to contribute forces to operations other than war in support of British interests and international order and humanitarian principles.” And I would say this counts.
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I feel like this is a good idea in theory, helping rebuild after the rohingya have fled. This would be a good way to involve ourselves without committing ourselves to intervene. I’ll probably vote Aye on this
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At present, I can't see a reason to oppose this.
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Aye. It's good to help people around the world, and would positively impact foreign relations. I really like this motion
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Given what is happening in Myanmar and Bangladesh, it would indeed be wrong if there was not some form of an international response to the Rohingya refugees crisis but it should not only be the UK who should step in to resolve this crisis. I will be voting in favour of this.
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Aye, a non-military solution which still aids the Rohingya people.
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(Original post by CoffeeAndPolitics)
Given what is happening in Myanmar and Bangladesh, it would indeed be wrong if there was not some form of an international response to the Rohingya refugees crisis but it should not only be the UK who should step in to resolve this crisis. I will be voting in favour of this.
I agree that the Foreign Secretary should engage with counterparts to inform them of the decision and try to co-ordinate a multi-national response, but really if we have the Peace Corps we ought to be making use of them in situations like this, one would think.
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Is it to rebuilding the Empire by re-colonizing the 2 countries?
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This is a very good idea and something we should deploy as a response to international crises more often. The Rohingya crisis is one that we cannot remain silent about because it is of such great significance, but, nonetheless, it is understandable that greater focus is being attributed to the conflict with North Korea and the ongoing Middle Eastern disputes, especially with regard to Syria. Whether our allies join us in pursuing a peaceful form of intervention, this is the right thing to do to present an image of an open, powerful country post-Brexit. Most importantly, this could really benefit a group that are deeply suffering. A very strong Aye from me.
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Yes, a strong aye.
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Aye - as of yet, no reasons have come to mind to oppose this; seems the best course of redimatory action in what is a complex situation.
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Seems reasonable Aye
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Nay. We have no reason to waste resources whilst 1/4 of our own young people live in poverty.
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Nay. We have no reason to waste resources whilst 1/4 of our own young people live in poverty.
How much extra does this cost?

Nothing as that money has already been spent on employing those young people in the Peace Corps, if you don’t support it existing then repeal that but it isn’t a reason to oppose this.
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(Original post by joecphillips)
How much extra does this cost?

Nothing as that money has already been spent on employing those young people in the Peace Corps, if you don’t support it existing then repeal that but it isn’t a reason to oppose this.
PRSOM, I concur, since this is an investment being made by the TSR government, therefore it stands to reason that this is something we should make use of.
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Don’t see why I should oppose this. Aye.
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Nay. We have no reason to waste resources whilst 1/4 of our own young people live in poverty.
Oh so suddenly helping people even more unfortunate than our own young people is a waste of money now?
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Aye, we should help the refugees suffering from persecution.
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