Nick Clegg has backed a decision by the home secretary, Theresa May, not to open Britain's borders to migrants fleeing the turmoil in Libya and North Africa.Apparently British vessels have been launching Tomahawk missiles at Libya. They cost over a half-million dollars per unit, which is expensive, so it is understandable that getting refugees housed and fed is beyond the UK's means in the present time of austerity.
Clegg paid tribute to the 1951 UN convention on refugees, saying it had saved millions of lives and adding that "the measure of any civilised society is how it treats the voiceless".
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Coalition Politics is Hard
You are what you define yourself to be:
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