Copy of letter sent to MPs Sir Henry Bellingham and Liz Truss: I am writing to express my deep sorrow and anger at the government’s attitude towards child refugees.
I feel that to refuse them entry to Britain is both inhumane, immoral and probably politically inept as there seems to a great feeling about this in the country and even in your own party. These children have grown up in an awful situation – of war, famine and poverty. They have then taken a perilous journey through hostile country preyed on by adults, sometimes their own countrymen.
As a Quaker I believe that there is the spirit of God in every man, woman and child, whether they recognise it or not. This means that every one of these children is a part of our family and should be treated as we would wish for our own children. We are a rich nation with the resources, human and economic, to help these children and we have a reputation for humanitarian relief. These children have nothing but dirt, hunger, poverty, fear, loneliness and nightmares. I would ask that you reconsider this matter and discuss with ministers the reinstating of the admission of lone children to this country and that given the opportunity, you would vote for this.
King Street, Lynn