Senior Euro-MP: 'Cameron's attitude to refugee crisis shames Britain, the UK must opt into helping refugees'

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A senior Euro-MP who chairs the European Parliament's justice and home affairs committee has demanded David Cameron take action to tackle the refugee crisis and help those in need, and called on the UK government to take in refugees coming to Europe.

A senior Euro-MP who chairs the European Parliament's justice and home affairs committee has demanded David Cameron take action to tackle the refugee crisis and help those in need, and called on the UK government to take in refugees coming to Europe.

Crucially the UK must opt-in to key measures at the meeting of Interior EU ministers on 14 September. Currently there is every indication that the UK will again exercise its opt-out of common EU policies.

Labour's Claude Moraes MEP said:

"David Cameron is turning his back on the world's most needy. People are fleeing conflict, escaping the most unimaginable horror, thousands drowning in the Mediterranean or suffocating in lorries - only to be met by a No Entry sign.

"How many more children must drown before he opts into helping refugees? Hundreds? Thousands?

"This cruel, heartless inaction is a low point for his premiership and a shameful betrayal of Britain's values."

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