Anywhere but Britain, or anywhere near Britain, is May`s refugee message to the world, and the whole nation should be thoroughly ashamed. People fleeing their home countries "should seek asylum in the first safe country reached", our compassionate, Conservative prime minister told the UN refugee summit, yet this disgraceful example of passing the buck receives scant media attention in Britain; do we really think we are contributing enough to possibly the world`s greatest refugee crisis ever? (Morning Star,22/09/16)
But there is worse; May`s "humanitarian" policy also includes encouraging Somalis to return home to a country where thousands of al-Shabab terrorists are based, and which is under severe threat of famine, with an estimated five million people already suffering because of acute food shortages. Disasters in the Mediterranean show how desperate such people are to leave their home countries, where bombimgs, executions and torture are common; the report on Eritrea by the UN Human Rights council concluded the government there was committing "gross human-rights violations"!
May would defend her policy by stating it was in line with the Tories` 2015 manifesto commitment of spending 0.7% of gross national income on international development, but for anyone with an ounce of decency, her refugee proposals are simply callous and inhumane.