Priti Patel: UK taking responsibility for Syrian refugees


The British government is doing more than its fair share in taking responsibility for Syrian child refugees, international development secretary Priti Patel has said. In an exclusive interview with Eastern Eye, the secretary of state said the UK was taking its moral duties and responsibilities “more seriously than I would argue many others are.” Her comments follow the government announcement last Wednesday (8) that it would allow just 350 unaccompanied migrants to come to the UK from the Calais “jungle” migrant camp, 200 of whom have already arrived. The number falls well short of the 3,000 proposed by the original…

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