Helping those displaced by war
He now needs to be completely honest with Londoners about exactly when this service will be delivered and offer some certainty to the capital’s businesses who need to put their own plans in place. Uxbridge is rightfully proud of its history of taking in people displaced by war – as anyone who’s seen the Polish War Memorial or visited RAF Uxbridge will know.
Right now, war has driven thousands of Syrians from their homes. The mass movement of these people across Europe is scary to many people. What I am more frightened of is the human cost if we don’t pitch in to help them out.
David Cameron says the UK can take in 20,000 people – over the next five years. The crisis won’t wait for five years though – it’s here right now. If our local politicians can lead the way in declaring that Uxbridge and Hillingdon will gladly take in refugees, then that will be something to be proud of.
Otherwise, we might as well pack up the Polish War Memorial and mail it to somewhere where displaced persons are actually treated humanely – like Germany.