Wythenshawe MP, Mike Kane has called for action to help refugees living in “dire conditions” in the Calais “jungle” after returning from a cross-party delegation there.
The Labour MP visited the camp, housing 6000 men, women and children, as part of delegation organised by CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network) – the domestic social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
While he was there, Mr Kane, who is also Labour’s Shadow Minister for International Development of an Iraqi national who has the right to settle in Britain after fleeing persecution, but whose identity papers were stolen.
Ibrahim from Iraq has the right to remain in the UK – id has been stolen – now lives in the camp with his wife/2kids pic.twitter.com/ObS8cr8TYf
— Mike Kane (@MikeKaneMP) January 21, 2016
Mr Kane said: “A small number of people have settled in my constituency and settled well and this is something which should be celebrated and worked towards. All we do by denying people the right to freely move around is drive them into the hands of people traffickers. We need to remember they are human beings with rights and dignity. We must work harder to imagine the world as it could be.” Continue reading “Wythenshawe MP Mike Kane visits Calais “jungle” in mission calling for action to help refugees”