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Refugees Welcome in the Highlands

We are now ending this campagin and delivering it to the Highland Council

Refugees Welcome in the Highlands

Offer to home 50 refugee families

Why is this important?

Aylan, the toddler who drowned fleeing Syria, was just three years old. His town was under attack by Isis. His five year old brother and his mum also died trying to reach safety.

Yet our prime minister has said ‘we won't take any more refugees’. He thinks that most of us don't care. But we do care. We don't want Britain to be the kind of country that turns its back as people drown in their desperation to flee places like Syria.

Last night, thanks to public pressure, David Cameron started to back-track - he’s thinking of allowing more Syrian refugees into the country. He’s due to make a big speech about his plans in Parliament on Monday, so it’s really important to grow local campaigns as big as possible in the next 48 hours.

If we can show that people across the country welcome refugees, then it will be really hard for David Cameron not to commit to doing all he can when he speaks on Monday.

So let's stand up for Scotland's long tradition of helping refugees fleeing war. Let's show the Prime Minister that we, the people of the Highlands are proud to do our part and provide refuge to people in their hour of need.

Dornie

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Reasons for signing

  • Just can't believe in this day and age the government has only responded to the crisis because of the pressure of public outrage at their lack of any reasonable offer to house refugees in Britain. We in the comfortable West have to help those suffering so much.
  • We have to help Syrian refugee families. They are fleeing their home town where they have lived and grown up in and now have to flee from all the bombings that are happening in their country. We can't stand back and do nothing, we have to help these families that have children, they need a home and a country where they will feel secure and happy and won't feel scared anymore.
  • Decency must prevail.

Updates

2015-09-05 15:20:42 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2015-09-04 22:12:18 +0100

500 signatures reached

2015-09-04 19:06:43 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-09-04 18:57:38 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-09-04 17:21:38 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-09-04 07:07:22 +0100

10 signatures reached