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Solidarity with migrants, including refugees & asylum seekers – Socialist Campaign Group of MPs

While the Conservative government & their billionaire press baron allies try to whip up fear about a “migrant crisis”, we know that the real crisis is the war, poverty & persecution that forces people to flee their homes & take dangerous journeys in search of a better life.

Socialist Campaign Group of MPs

“We stand in solidarity with migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, and reaffirm the moral and legal right for refugees to claim asylum in the UK. 

While the Conservative government and their billionaire press baron allies try to whip up fear about a “migrant crisis”, we know that the real crisis is the war, poverty and persecution that forces people to flee their homes and take dangerous journeys in search of a better life. Climate catastrophe, unless urgently averted by international governmental cooperation, will mean further crises causing more people to need to seek sanctuary.

Rather than treating these people with hostility, with threats to deploy military vessels to deter crossings, the UK should provide safe and legal routes to people seeking to claim asylum.

The UK must do its fair share in providing a welcoming home to refugees. The current support for asylum seekers – £37.75 a week – and the ban on their right to work is inhumane.

The fact that it is often aggressive wars led by the UK and our allies that forces people to flee their homes gives us a special responsibility to these people.

This latest drive by the Conservatives is a blatant attempt to distract the public from their calamitous handling of Coronavirus, which is leading to economic turmoil that will devastate working people’s livelihoods.

This divide and rule tactic must be fought by the entire labour movement. The real cause of problems working class people face is an economic system rigged for the super-rich, not migrants.”

  • Diane Abbott MP
  • Tahir Ali MP
  • Paula Barker MP
  • Apsana Begum MP
  • Olivia Blake MP
  • Christine Blower
  • Pauline Bryan
  • Richard Burgon MP
  • Dawn Butler MP
  • Ian Byrne MP
  • Shami Chakrabarti
  • Jeremy Corbyn MP
  • Mary Foy MP
  • John Hendy 
  • Ian Lavery MP
  • Clive Lewis MP
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey MP
  • John McDonnell MP
  • Ian Mearns MP
  • Grahame Morris MP
  • Kate Osamor MP
  • Kate Osborne MP
  • Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
  • Zarah Sultana MP
  • Sam Tarry MP
  • Jon Trickett MP
  • Claudia Webbe MP
  • Mick Whitley MP
  • Nadia Whittome MP
  • Beth Winter MP

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