This video from Britain says about itself:
6 November 2015
Jeremy Corbyn MP, Diane Abbott MP Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, Baroness Sheehan, Owen Jones, Francesca Martinez, Giles Fraser, Rabbi Lee Wax, Shahrar Ali Green Party Deputy Leader, Roger McKenzie Asst General Secretary UNISON, Harish Patel Unite the Union National Officer for Equalities, Kevin Courtney Deputy General Secretary NUT, Talha Ahmad Muslim Council of Britain, Anna Musgrave Refugee Council, Shelly Asquith NUS VP Welfare, Shakira Martin NUS VP Further Education, Lindsey German Convenor, Stop the War Coalition, Weyman Bennett, Sabby Dhalu and others.
Hundreds of thousands have marched under the slogan “Refugees Welcome Here” and many more have donated aid to refugees unable to find shelter and sanctuary. We must continue to pressure the government to take more refugees.
There remains no solution to the biggest migration of refugees to Europe since WW2. Recent EU summits have focussed on seeking agreement with Turkey on stopping the flow to Europe of refugees, but no agreement on how provide protection to many thousands still stranded in Hungary, Calais and other parts of the EU. With winter approaching, people are desperate.
Recently the government’s approach has been strongly criticised by Church of England Bishops, the UN, Law Lords, retired judges, lawyers, Benedict Cumberbatch, Banksy and a range of cross party politicians.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN high commissioner for human rights in an interview with the Guardian said the language surrounding the issue reminded him of the 1938 Evian conference, when countries including the US, the UK and Australia refused to take in substantial numbers of Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler’s annexation of Austria on the grounds that they would destabilise their societies and strain their economies.
By Lamiat Sabin in Liverpool, England:
MPs blasted for free movement U-turn
Tuesday 27th September 2016
Abbott hits out at post-Brexit change towards single market
by Lamiat Sabin
The shadow health secretary spoke at a fringe event held by Stand Up to Racism during Labour conference in Liverpool.
Mr Umunna has said Britain should tighten immigration and reject freedom of movement if it chooses to leave the single market, calling on Tory PM Theresa May to go “full throttle” in negotiations.
Mr Umunna — who now chairs Vote Leave Watch, which aims to force Leave campaigners to keep their referendum promises — fervently campaigned for Britain to stay in the EU, mocking Leavers for rejecting the single market.
Two months before the vote, he posed in front of a banner that read: “The Leave campaign wants us to quit the single market and be like ‘Albania.’ Seriously.”
Vote Leave Watch also launched a petition stating EU migrants should never be used as bargaining chips in negotiations.
Ms Abbott told the MPs she had in mind: “If people voted Leave then I hope it wasn’t all about immigration and the fear of ‘the other.’
“A few months ago you were claiming that Jeremy Corbyn was not campaigning enough for the EU and now you want an end to freedom of movement?
“What happened to you?”
Communication Workers Union senior deputy general secretary Tony Kearns told the fringe that scarcity of resources, underfunding and demands on public services are not the fault of migrants and refugees who are often blamed.
He said: “Fighting austerity and racism is called socialism.”
The living standards of British people depend on immigration as refugees and migrants contribute more than they take, said Stand Up to Racism co-conveners Sabby Dhalu and Weyman Bennett.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said during the main conference that Labour would campaign for access to the single market for goods and services.
LABOUR SHOULD ABANDON its support for free movement across Europe in favour of tighter border controls, according to a group of English and Welsh Labour MPs. Four leading party members, who all originally backed remaining within the European Union, now say that the Brexit vote represented a voter surge against immigration – and Labour should change its policies to reflect that: here.
UK: Labour says free movement in Europe must be curtailed post-Brexit: here.