A Tory MP has told critics of the government’s decision to scrap its child refugee resettlement scheme to “stop being so sentimental.”
Pauline Latham, the MP for Mid Derbyshire, stood by the government’s claim that the scheme, known as the Dubs Amendment, would act as “pull factor” and encourage more refugees to come to Europe.
She claimed that government was instead doing the “best thing” by pushing to keep refugees in their home region.
“We should stop being so sentimental and be looking at what [is] the best thing to do for these families and children and that is keep them in the region,” she told MPs during an emergency House of Commons debate over the scrapping of the Dubs amendment.
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