Daily we see dreadful pictures of refugee families suffering terrible hardships in camps both in Greece and Turkey and in the borders of Syria etc.
Back in September of last year David Cameron pledged that ‘Britain would take thousands more refugees’.
Well before Christmas we in Adur were told that we would be taking several families to start with.
So where are they? I know that nearby Horsham and Crawley have all been told that they would receive ten families each, but have none to date. How long must it take to bring these people here?
Germany and France have been welcoming many of these people for some time now. Why are we so slow to help? I know that Brighton has a few families, Scotland has welcomed some, and I expect there have been some in other parts of the country.
It has been said to me that it takes time to check the identities of these people to make sure that we are not bringing terrorists in, but I really feel that these are just excuses. I really think as a country, we should be thoroughly ashamed of our pathetic response so far.
PENNY JOSEPH (Mrs)
Upper Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-sea
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