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To: The British Government
Show Solidarity with Refugees: UK, Calais and Europe
A delegation of 52 people from Manchester, Birmingham and London attended a press conference attended by nearly 250 people (mainly refugees and migrants) in the Calais Jungle camp this Sunday. Julie Ward MEP and a two councillors pledged to redouble efforts following months of political inaction and racism to force the British Government to let the 6000 migrants into the UK. The pledge said …
WE, the undersigned, are redoubling our efforts in calling for the British Government to allow refugee people in the Calais 'Jungle' camp to enter the UK.
The people living here want to be in Britain, and should be allowed to make their refugee claims in the country where they want to be.
Political inaction and racism lie at the heart of the squalid and dangerous conditions in the camp. This has led to deaths among both those stranded in such conditions, and those seeking to make the journey across the Channel to where millions of British People want to help and support Refugees by welcoming them into communities.
Why is this important?
In the Calais 'Jungle' camp, people are living in extremely dangerous, hazardous and very harsh winter conditions. According to Aid Workers in the camp, the numbers of small children and women has at least trebled in the last few weeks. Our Government can stop this appalling situation and any more deaths, by allowing the refugees into the UK, immediately, to claim asylum, and where millions of people want to welcome them.