Misguided Conservative denial to refugees

Astoundingly the Home Office is still maintaining that Ukrainians fleeing the invasion need to apply for a visa related to close family or specific work opportunities, effectively denying any legal route to refugees. Every other country in Europe has said it will take refugees without the need for a visa. Liberal Democrat MP’s have written to the Government urging them to change this callous policy and withdraw the wrong minded Nationality and Borders Bill which is currently going through Parliament because it would criminalise refugees coming to the UK to seek asylum. The UK has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those escaping war and persecution, just as we supported those fleeing Hitler and Stalin, so we should be supporting Ukrainians fleeing from Putin’s invasion.

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