Renew Accuses Government of Using Migrants as a Distraction from Crisis of Governance
James Clarke, Leader of Renew, said:
"The Calais/Dover migrant issue has been largely confected to distract from the UK's growing crisis in governance. Refugees are seeking asylum in many dozens of countries and the number settling in the UK is relatively modest by European standards.
"We have a proud history of welcoming those fleeing warfare and recent headlines do little to burnish our reputation as a compassionate nation.
"Our concern should be focussed on why our health outcomes and economic performance have been so much worse than those of our neighbours during the pandemic crisis and how we can address this."