Monday 23 January 2017 / 12:18 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Government needs to live up to its moral and legal obligation to help people fleeing persecution and war – Diane Abbott

Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home
Secretary,
speaking in response to reports that plans by councils to
settle refugees have stalled without Government resources, said: 

“Many councils across the country are willing to step up and take
their share of refugees. But they cannot provide the housing and services these
incredibly vulnerable people need without adequate support from the Home
Office.

“This Tory Government needs to live up to its moral and legal
obligation to help people fleeing persecution and war.”