I have no complaints about the Government’s strategy for helping refugees. Indeed, I strongly support many aspects of it. As the grandson of refugees, this issue cannot be emphasised strongly enough, even if the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition is generally getting it more than right, which I think it is. I am happy to forward this email from the Refugee Council and I have emailed my own local MP about it. The Government must be held to a very high standard on issues of conscience such as this – however much they do that is right, there will always be scope to do more, so I think that it is reasonable to keep up the pressure (even if, in my case, it is supportive pressure – I doubt any other government in my lifetime has handled refugee issues better than this current government has, and there is much that I applaud in the Coalition’s approach).
From: Refugee Council [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 05 September 2012 12:31
Subject: Tell your MP that women seeking asylum must be protected from violence