The poor, the unemployed, the homeless, the disadvantaged - many of them in Britain think it’s them or us. Refugees fleeing terror, war and torture? We’re full. People here need looking after first. Charity begins at home. We don’t want them. We can’t afford them.
Those are just some of the comments by some people in response to the world’s worst refugee crisis and what should be Britain’s reaction. The new Conservative government seems to be taking those comments on board - and ignoring urgent pleas by other Britons calling for a more humane response*.