Congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn for actually going and finding out for himself the conditions under which migrant have to live, in French camps.
David Cameron would have stayed well away from any people who were actually undergoing hardship and privation – as he did on British soil during the floods a couple of weeks ago.
Of the two very different styles of leadership, which do you think honestly deserves your support?
Jeremy Corbyn has visited a migrant camp in northern France and spoken of the “dreadful conditions” there.
The Labour leader said conditions in the Grande-Synthe camp near Dunkirk would be a “disgrace anywhere”, and Britain should be “part of bringing European support to people”.
He said the long-term solution was to deal with the conflicts causing the migration crisis.
“What I’m trying to achieve here is to understand the nature of the refugee crisis that’s facing the whole of Europe,” he said.
“Ultimately we deal with the situation by dealing with the problem at its source, which are the wars and conflicts.
“Also, there are the human needs of people. We have got people here who have been here for months, if not longer than that, with no proper education, no access to doctors, no access to dentists, limited access to food – in very cold, very wet conditions.”
He added: “We as human beings have to reach out to fellow human beings.”
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