I linked to this about three days ago when the petition had approximately 7,000 signatures and looked to be one of those pious aspirations that would nonetheless fall short.
So: chuffed in the extreme to see that it has today blasted past the 100,000 mark.
Even more pleased just to sit on the petition page and hit refresh and watch the number of signatures going up by 20+ every few seconds.
A clear message to Cameron that not all of us share his disgusting complacency over the current crisis!
Go on: if you haven’t already, SIGN IT!!!
There is a global refugee crisis. The UK is not offering proportional asylum in comparison with European counterparts. We can’t allow refugees who have risked their lives to escape horrendous conflict and violence to be left living in dire, unsafe and inhumane conditions in Europe. We must help.
With an estimated 173,100 asylum applications, Germany was the largest recipient of new asylum claims in 2014. The USA was 2nd with 121,200 asylum applications, followed by Turkey (87,800), Sweden (75,100), and Italy (63,700). By comparison, the UK received 31,300 new applications for asylum by the end of 2014.
(Source: UNHCR 2014 Asylum Trends Report)