Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Birmingham STAR organised a Question Time style debate called Seeking Asylum in Britain – An Unfair Process?
The debate was held on 26 January 2010 at 6.30pm and over 90 people were in attendance!
The event gave students a chance to learn more about refugees and the difficulties they face once they come to the UK.
The panel consisted of:
- Almamy Taal, an exiled journalist and refugee from the Birmingham Law Centre
- Jo Barker a Tory MP, member of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission
- Ellen Bote from the Refugee Council
- Stephen Bedser, Labour parliamentary candidate for Kings Norton
- Liberal Democrat Martin Sharpland.
Each speaker gave a 10 – 20 minute presentation. They introduced themselves and the organisation they were representing and each spoke about their greatest concerns in relation to Britain’s Asylum System. They talked in detail about which specific issues were of particular concern to them and their organisation.
After their presentations, the panel took questions from the audience.
The audience was then asked to vote on the statement: ‘seeking asylum in Britain – an unfair process?’ by raising their hand in agreement. The vote was unanimous!
A big thank you and well done to Birmingham STAR for holding the event!
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Posted by Communications on 24/02/2010 at 11:48 AM
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