Thursday, September 20, 2007

Blogs at the Party Conferences

Debate destitution with the MPs on the Still Human Still Here Campaign blog

The Still Human Still Here campaign is based upon the destitution of asylum seekers. Its message is being taken to the party conferences over the coming months in order to highlight the misery faced by asylum seekers who have had their claims refused. Prominent MPs from each of the three parties are being asked to share their views on a blog on the campaign website.

So far Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Nick Clegg has written that the current policy is “designed to make the Labour party look ‘macho’ on asylum” and feels we should have a compassionate approach. He suggests our process should be similar to the Canadian model which is both fairer and more efficient.

What do you think about the campaign and current policies?

Check out the blog at http://refugeecouncil.typepad.com/stillhuman/ and leave your comments.

Posted by STAR team on 20/09/2007 at 11:58 AM