All that ‘Project Fear’ stuff is a load of baloney.’
Tim Farron March 10th 2016.
That was Tim Farron, speaking in favour of remaining in the EU. The comforting EU, bulwark against a dangerous world.
He still is in favour of us staying in the EU…but now says Europe is far too dangerous a place for children…
‘That is why the PM must act now and offer safety to 3,000 vulnerable refugee children who are unaccompanied in Europe.
Tim Farron May 4th 2016.
I really don’t understand this notion that the UK is supposed to ‘rescue’ children from the dangers of Europe. Is it all children, millions of them, that don’t have parents? In which case we had better start emptying the orphanages of Germany, France, Italy, Spain etc. Or is he suggesting that we just rescue children of a particular race?
Yvette Cooper has said ‘children’s homes in Italy and Greece are full and charities are warning thousands of children are at risk.’ Has she not heard that the UK faces an 8,000 shortfall in the number of foster carers? 2,000 more needed in London alone.
Why is Yvette pushing money in the direction of the private sector?
Private companies now run 75% of children’s homes in England and in recent years, some of the bigger players expanded significantly, with one running over 100 homes across the country.
At present, the total cost of caring for around 5,000 young people living in residential care homes currently runs at around £1bn per year – caring for society’s most vulnerable children is not cheap, and for good reason.
We have pro-EU MPs telling us that Europe is too dangerous a place, and anti-privatisation MPs trying to push another 3,000 children into the private sector.
Two ‘children’ were rescued from that dangerous Europe yesterday – ‘Mohamad, aged 17, and Yazan, aged 16. God only knows what could have become of them in a place like France…but both of these ‘children’ had family in the UK (which is why they were among a group of 23 who gained admittance under the Dublin 111 agreement) which makes me wonder what sort of family they have here who couldn’t travel to France and ensure that these vulnerable youngsters had an adult to protect them from the ‘living Hell’ of the Calais Jungle?
Is it just me – or is everybody ‘changing sides’?
‘Confused of Norfolk’.