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On 8 February the government announced that the Dubs Amendment, where by lone Syrian child refugees were taken into the care of the United Kingdom, was coming to an end.
I am proud of this country and its history. I am proud of the dogged stance it took alone against Nazism in 1940 and our role in defeating Adolf Hitler. But I am also proud of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust. We should all be.
But now this country is shutting its doors to children; alone and stranded, who are fleeing war, genocide and destitution in that poor country of Syria. This decision brings infamy and shame on our country and its history.
I call on our Member of Parliament Victoria Prentis, who has made much of her admirable Singing for Syrians initiative, to take this issue up with the government. I call on her to condemn this decision and to call on the government to take in more children looking for sanctuary.
Councillor Sean Woodcock B.A. (Hons), M.A.
Leader of the Opposition & Leader of the Labour group, Cherwell District Council. Member for Ruscote, Banbury Town Council,
Member for Banbury Ruscote, Cherwell District Council
Background to what the ‘Dubs amendment’ is, and what has happened. UK to end ‘Dubs amendment’ commitment
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