LibLink: Willie Rennie on St Andrew’s Day – “No Racism: Refugees Welcome Here”

Willie leader launch crouching in front of bridgeThe St Andrew’s Day Anti-Racism March and Rally will focus on refugees this year, under the theme No Racism: Refugees Welcome Here.  It will start at 10.30am from Glasgow Green. Willie Rennie has been explaining the importance of this year’s march to the Scottish Trade Unions Congress.

The refugee crisis is the biggest humanitarian challenge that Europe has faced since 1945. Our response to the crisis needs to match the scale of this challenge. And just as we speak out against racism, we need to ensure that we are challenging those who would see us ignore our obligation to help.

He returns to the historical comparisons.
Britain has always been a country that welcomed refugees, from those fleeing religious persecution in the 17th century, to the children saved through the kindertransport ahead of World War II. Now is not the time to abandon these historic values.
Refugees are welcome here.
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5 Comments

  • I also agree with Willie. Lets hope this very worthy rally is well supported and gets the media coverage it deserves.

  • Helen Dudden 26th Nov '15 - 8:15am

    Does this situation mean you have an excessive amount of housing?

    Does it mean your NHS is not struggling?

    I believe in cut backs at the top, suggesting your contribution to the House of Lords rethink their vast expenses, that’s one way to, be in this together.

  • Richard Underhill 27th Nov '15 - 10:35am

    Immigration is a UK policy. So is the Human Rights legislation. The main ports of entry are in England. If applicants move to Scotland their appeals may be decided under Scottish law, which is of a high standard, but has some differences.

  • Helen Dudden 27th Nov '15 - 3:12pm

    The new MP for Bath Ben Howlett has just donated his pay rise to the homeless and hungry children, that’s a positive start. Are any of your new members in the House of Lords willing to help others too?

    How about your new leader Tim Farron is he willing to donate too?

    This is new to politics, perhaps the former MP will consider the option.

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