Bridget tells Amnesty audience “Let Them Work”

20 March, 2010 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

Bridget Fox has attacked Government policy on refugees as dehumanising, and called for refugees and asylum-seekers to be allowed to earn a living while their cases are considered.

Bridget spoke alongside Jeremy Corbyn MP in support of the Let Them Work campaign at the Asylum in the UK event organised by the Islington and Hackney group of Amnesty International.

Bridget told the packed meeting in Highbury Baptist Church:

“It’s shameful that asylum seekers are kept in poverty, even criminalised, instead of being allowed to work; meanwhile the dehumanising bureaucracy takes years to process their cases while costing us all a fortune. If they were allowed to work, then asylum seekers, many of them highly-educated, could support themselves and their families, put their skills to service in society, and pay taxes.

“Jeremy Corbyn may agree with the Liberal Democrats on this: unfortunately his Government does not.”

Read the full story here.


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