2 November 2017
* Bartley: “We will not give up on child refugees”
The Green Party has responded to news refugee campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against the Government over the number of unaccompanied child refugees accepted into UK under the Dubs scheme.
Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, said the ruling against Help Refugees was “bitterly disappointing”.
But he highlighted that it doesn’t stop the Government re-consulting with local authorities over the number of lone child refugees taken in, and urged Ministers to take action to help vulnerable children immediately.
Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party, said:
“We will not give up on child refugees. This ruling is bitterly disappointing, but it does not stop the Government re-consulting with local authorities. We could still take in more child refugees who are at great risk of abuse and trafficking and I urge Ministers to do so immediately.
“The Government has won in the court of law on a technicality, but I believe they are losing in the court of public opinion. Help Refugees are fighting the cause of compassion and common sense and I believe we can make Britain a nation that welcomes, helps, and supports child refugees.”