Leading former judges and lawyers have criticised the government’s “slow and narrow” response to the migrant crisis.
Lord Phillips, former UK Supreme Court head, and Lord Macdonald, ex-director of public prosecutions, are among 300 to sign an open letter on the issue.
They say the offer to accept 20,000 refugees over five years is not enough. One retired judge said the UK could cope with taking in 75,000 a year.
The government said it had been at the forefront of the global response.
That comment from the government is a lie, of course.
Cameron refused to take in any refugees at all until public pressure forced him to cave in – his usual response when he realises the natural Tory position will damage his government’s chances of re-election.
These judges – and their 298 colleagues – are to be praised. Cameron and the Conservatives should be shamed.
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