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Tim Farron calls for Britain to ‘open its heart’ and take in 3,000 child refugees

Good to see Liberal Democrat party leader Tim Farron sticking so clearly to such an important liberal cause:

Britain should “open its heart” and take in 3,000 child refugees living alone and unaccompanied by their parents in Europe, Tim Farron has said.

The Liberal Democrat leader will this week propose a Private Members Bill that would commit the UK to taking in Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan and Eritrean children displaced by conflict and living alone in Europe…

“These children have left their home fleeing terror and persecution. I believe Britain must, as it always has done, offer safe haven and open its hearts to those in desperate need,” Mr Farron said.

“I am urging the government to support my bill and establish a programme to take in 3,000 unaccompanied children who are currently alone in Europe.”

The call is backed by Save the Children, which has urged people not to “harden hearts” against refugees in the wake of mounting fear over the threat of terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks. [The Independent]

 

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