It is now time to act

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - SANDY WILLS Holm­wood

TOO many peo­ple are flee­ing per­se­cu­tion and war into the hands of traf­fick­ers, dan­ger­ous paths and death.

If the re­cent im­ages of chil­dren’s bod­ies washed up on beaches isn’t enough to make you act now, then I don’t know what will. It is our moral duty to help those in need, es­pe­cially when they are seek­ing a safer and bet­ter life in Europe.

We have the space and the money to let more refugees into our na­tion and give them a safe place to call home. Please con­tact David Cameron to­day and ask him di­rectly: don’t let any more drown­ings hap­pen. This is a hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis and we can­not sit by and let more peo­ple die. We need to call on lo­cal politi­cians to pres­sure the gov­ern­ment into tak­ing more Syr­ian refugees into the UK.

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