Author Archives: suzanne

URGENT NEED FOR ACTION ON SAFE ROUTES FOR REFUGEES

Since March 2020 the UK hasn’t welcomed a single refugee through its resettlement programme – the safest route to escaping war and rebuilding lives. That was understandable at the start of the coronavirus crisis, but with air travel for foreign holidays running throughout the summer there is no good reason these life-saving flights can’t resume. […]

HOME AFFAIRS SELECT COMMITTEE ON CHANNEL CROSSINGS

Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary have submitted evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Channel Crossings. Here is the full version of the submission: Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary are an Associated Organisation of the Liberal Democrat Party. We support asylum-seekers and refugees who lack a formal political voice, and we urge […]

SO WHO HAS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE CHILDREN?

There is a simple answer to that one. We are part of a global family, whilst the under 18 year old’s who have crossed the channel are in our country, we look after them. Whilst the landings are in Kent, it is Kent County Council that has the immediate responsibility, but understandably they can only […]

The UK’s Moral Responsibility to Refugees Crossing the Channel

Bradley Hillier-Smith from LD4SOS Council has written this article: Over the last four days, 677 refugees have arrived on the Kent coast having made the dangerous journey across the channel from Northern France. This has caused such hysteria among politicians and sections of the media. The hysteria overlooks the fact that we in the UK have a […]

Questions from LD4SOS to candidates in Leadership Election

As our Q and A was cancelled by HQ, we have put some written questions to both leadership candidates, we now have answers from both candidates. As always it is OK to share this mailing with others. If you haven’t already voted, please make sure that you can find your ballot paper please do check […]