Yvette’s Refugee Pledge Unfulfilled One Year On mdi-fullscreen


It’s been a year since Yvette Cooper, then a contender in the Labour leadership election, nobly pledged to open her home to Syrian refugees. At the time she told Sky News:

“If that’s what it took and that’s what was needed, then of course.”

A year on, with the refugee crisis as grave as ever, Yvette still hasn’t put up any children in need. Those fleeing Syria’s war will surely be placated with the news that she has written another article for the Guardian about how the west must help child refugees:

“The moral case for action is stronger than ever. The disturbing image last month of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, dazed, dusty and bloodied on a plastic ambulance seat, was a searing reminder of what people are fleeing. All countries have a responsibility not just to help those fleeing persecution but to protect children from suffering.”

There are even charities near both her constituency home and her London one precisely to help people who want to house refugees. Ed’s out of the house most of the time at the moment so there’s plenty of room…

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