Migrant crisis: Pressure mounts as UK urged to ‘do more’
3 September 2015
From the section UK
David Cameron is facing growing pressure at home and abroad for the UK to take in more of the many thousands of migrants fleeing to Europe.
It comes after a picture of a dead boy lying on a Turkish beach sparked an outcry over the crisis’s human cost.
Tory backbencher David Burrowes said the UK “should accept thousands, not hundreds” of people and a senior UN official said the UK could “do more”.
On Wednesday, the prime minister said taking more people was not the answer.
Instead, he argued, it was important to “bring peace and stability” to the parts of the world migrants were fleeing from, such as war-ravaged Syria.
Johnny Mercer, the Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View, echoed Mr Burrowes’ view.
He said that mothers trying to keep their children afloat on life jackets should not think of the UK as a …read more
Source:: BBC UK