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As the migrant crisis in the Channel worsens, should Birmingham be Sanctuary City?
Are middle class socialists burdening the working class to feel good about themselves?
Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council Brigid Jones tweeted recently that she was proud that Birmingham was a sanctuary city to the world's refugees and asylum seekers. This may sound honourable and virtuous but with housing waiting times at an all time high and the council’s finances in a shambles does it send the wrong message to working class Brummies?
The country voted for Brexit in 2016 to end European bureaucracy and free movement, taking back control of our borders yet Birmingham Labour - who were extremely pro EU - have used Birmingham City Council to enact far left policies.
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Gary Sambrook, the Conservative MP for Birmingham Northfield asked in an urgent question in Parliament on the current migrant crisis in the Channel, if it was possible that illegal immigrants ‘just be deported’. As an MP for a constituency that overwhelmingly voted for Brexit who do not want to see mass uncontrolled immigration then this question made sense.
However, queue the outrage by far left Birmingham Labour. Cllr Brigid Jones, the Deputy Leader of the Council, tweeted saying Birmingham was ‘proud’ to be a city of sanctuary. Former Birmingham MP Richard Burden called the comments ‘disgraceful’.
With council housing waiting times of over 20 years for average applicants, many working class Brummies who desperately need cheap housing in their home city will be made to wait longer by the Labour Council letting migrants skip the queue.
With social housing supply in Birmingham short and with finances being tight, is it appropriate for Birmingham to take on the issues of the world while working class Brummies suffer?
Birmingham Labour have become out of touch. Middle class socialists burdening the working class so they can feel good about themselves.
Written by Jack Dixon
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