Paint over Mickey Mouse
Burn Where the Wild Things Are
Pulverise the lego
Set fire to the Christmas tree star.
Seize all the teddies
Bury every skipping rope
Paint the walls dark brown
Abolish all hope.
— Michael Rosen 💙💙🎓🎓 (@MichaelRosenYes) July 9, 2023
This should never have happened:
After saying there’s no money for anything, the Conservatives hired workers and sent them to a refugee detention centre for children – to paint over murals showing a smiling Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and other characters, because they didn’t want the kids there to feel comforted.
One of our ministers decided he doesn’t want children to feel safe & welcome, so ordered walls with Mickey Mouse on to be repainted. We have invaded countries on the basis of preserving democracy, protecting civilians & human rights. Some called us the oppressor. Are they right?
— Adil Ray OBE (@adilray) July 8, 2023
The minister responsible was Robert Jenrick, who overspent on his first campaign to be an MP, charged the public £100,000 for a third home he rarely used, and has given tens of millions of pounds worth of help to Tory donors.
WTF Home Office!!
Robert Jenrick(Immigration Minister) has had Mickey Mouse & other cartoon characters, inside an asylum center for children in Dover, painted over because he thought it sent to welcoming a message.#BBCBreakfast pic.twitter.com/JSDyIwCCth
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) July 8, 2023
The decision has been roundly condemned:
This is absolutely appalling. How were these people ever allowed any where near high office. What a depressing low point for our country. They must be thrown out of office at the first opportunity https://t.co/RxHL73yZfI
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) July 7, 2023
But when she was challenged on it, the Tory Financial Secretary to the Treasury – Victoria Atkins – actually had the front to tell Sophy Ridge her government wants to look after children “well”.
If you ever have any doubts about why these brutal, inhumane, cruel Tories have to be removed from office as soon as possible just watch this & remind yourself how they treated some of the most vulnerable & traumatised children arriving in our country pleading for help & kindness https://t.co/HZT8AE411P
— John McDonnell MP (@johnmcdonnellMP) July 9, 2023
Here’s an example of how well the Tories look after children:
Home Office admit placing lone 9 year old in Brighton asylum seeker hotel. A 9 year old… ALONE… in a hotel where children have gone missing before because there were “shortages”
How are they getting away with this? Shocked!https://t.co/GnPuYMJwip
— Qays Sediqi (@QaysSediqi) June 30, 2023
That’s right. Tories look after children in their care so well that they send them alone to hotels from which they know others have been taken. And what is the purpose of taking them? People trafficking? Dare I suggest sex trafficking?
Tories know what happens to these kids when the send them to places like that – but they send them anyway.
Would you call that looking after children well? Or would you call it something else?
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