It’s now or never to save innocent people from the Taliban’s terror. Lib Dems are calling for an immediate commitment to resettle at least 20k Afghan refugees in the UK. Priority should be those most at risk through an emergency Women & Girls Resettlement Scheme.
This must be backed up with proper funding for local councils to house, support and integrate them without placing even more strain on already overstretched budgets.
And that must be genuinely new funding, not further deplete our overseas aid spending that the Conservatives have already cut so devastatingly.
The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need. We need to show that same leadership and compassion now.