Sunday, 12 January 2020

Crossing the Line

As part of the the Johnson government’s Brexit Bill, the UK Parliament has voted against guaranteeing the right of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with family living in this country.


Labour's Lord Dubs - who came to the UK as a child to escape the Nazis, and who has campaigned for the children, called the decision “Appalling and deeply distressing." Jeremy Corbyn said, "for his whole life Lord Dubs has worked tirelessly to ensure children affected by the worst aspects of global injustice are given sanctuary in this country … Now this government, in its first weeks in office has ripped up those hard won commitments."

 

The Guardian reports ..

"More than 10,000 unaccompanied children are believed to have entered the UK over the past decade using dangerous methods such as hiding in the back of a lorry. 90% of the minors have illegally entered the UK and done so by risking their lives.”

 

In solidarity with the abandoned children and in disgust with our dubiozly ‘elected’ ‘government’ here are Dubioza Kolektiv and Manu Chao with

 

Cross The Line





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