Is Guildford MP Angela Richardson inferring that both Waverley & Guildford Borough Councils will do nothing to help Afghan refugees?
At this incredibly difficult time for Afghanistan, this country and the world, is she using the present crisis as a political football to be kicked around her constituency? Please note the last sentence of her letters.
If so – shame on her.
And, shame on her Government as many of us believe it has lost complete control of the situation. As Afghanistan crashed and burned our MP’s were on holiday, and have failed miserably to anticipate the disaster that has unfolded. Our MP was posting pictures of herself in the surf and what she was watching on the telly.
Here at the Waverley Web, we are in no doubt that both our borough councils and others around the country will do what they always do – rise to the challenge. But will they receive Government funding?
7 thoughts on “Guildford & Waverley get a jab in the ribs from MP Angie?”
Bizarre to imply that Waverley need any prodding to do anything. I know from personal experience that WBC actively supported refugees from Syria – one family was settled in a house next door to me (in Haslemere), and supplied with extensive social support. I have no reason to assume this was an isolated case, or that the help and support given to Syrian refugees would not be similarly extended to Afghan refugees.
Both local authorities have a long and untarnished history of caring for refugees, and we are in no doubt that will do their bit during the Afghanistan crisis. However, as one Conservative MP asked during the House of Commons debate yesterday – how will struggling councils be funded?
The last sentence does seem strange. Has this administration previously denied help to refugees? Unless she is looking to see if they have recently passed a policy to proactively reach out to Afgan refugees through other channels and that’s what is meant by ‘change of stance’? It would be useful to see WBC’s current policy on refugees. There is one from 2016 passed by the Conservatives in relation to Syrian refugees…
Yes, the last sentence is very strange. But from what we hear Angie never misses an opportunity to criticise anything or anyone that isn’t Tory.
We have just received a stack of hits and comments from our New Zealand followers. They are not impressed with the actions of one of their countrywomen.