Yvette Cooper MP stunned the House of Commons today with an impassioned plea calling on Cameron to take in child refugees, and accepting the Alf Dubs amendments.
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The Prime Mininster has just suggested that child refugees in Europe are safe.
There are children’s homes full in Italy and Greece. Over a thousand children will sleep rough in Greece alone tonight. How are they safe? Ten thousand children have disappeared in Europe, how are they safe?
The agencies say children are committing ‘survival sex’ – they are being abused, subject to prostitution and rape. It is not insulting other European countries to offer to help. They want us to help.
So will he reconsider his position on Alf Dubs amendment before it comes back to vote, and stop with his attitude to loan child refugees, putting this house and this country to shame.
Lord Alf Dubs was a beneficiary of the Kindertransport, the government-backed programme that accepted child refugees from Germany just before the second world war, and has been leading on the amendments to let in the Syrian child refugees.
If the Prime Mininster does not listen, will at least other Tory MPs?