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A former UKIP candidate has taken to Twitter to argue that the three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on the beaches of Turkey this week died because “his parents were greedy”.Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi and his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother Rehan drowned when a migrant boat leaving Turkey for Canada sank this week.
While there has been much debate about the media sharing the image, it cannot be denied that sight of such tragedy has done much to transform attitudes about the refugee crisis. For many, but sadly, not everyone.
UKIP’s Peter Bucklitsch, who stood in Wimbledon during the 2015 general election, believes the family were simply trying to milk the European benefits system. How they could have done this from Canada, he doesn’t say.
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