Friday, 28 August 2015

We are killing children

There are many photos of dead children floating in the sea or washed up on beaches going round on social media, so I'm not going to include any here. But it has to be said that we in Europe, and especially the UK have the ability to prevent such deaths. These children are refugees from war and violence in places like Syria, they are coming here because there is no alternative for them. They are not coming to sponge off social security or take our jobs, they are coming because they have no choice.

The fact that the BBC is still describing such people as "migrants" is a disgrace and demonstrates just how badly the BBC has been taken over by the racist Ukip narrative. I recommend that everyone stops paying their TV licence and stops watching TV, in protest. I have learned so much more since I started doing that.

As a nation and a continent we have responsibilities to the people fleeing violence, and our first responsibility is to stop them from dying, our second to use the correct term for them and the third to take care of them until they can go back home. Anything less is murder.

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