YVETTE COOPER received rapturous applause in the Commons yesterday after declaring that government policy on Europe’s child refugees was “putting this House and this country to shame.”
Labour’s refugee task force chairwoman called on PM David Cameron to “reconsider his position” and offer sanctuary to unaccompanied child refugees in Europe.
Speaking at PMQs she demanded Mr Cameron “stop with his attitude to lone child refugees,” to applause from both Labour and SNP members. But the PM insisted “we have a proud record and nothing to be ashamed of.”
The government was defeated 279 to 172 on Tuesday night in the Lords over offering assistance to unaccompanied Europe’s child refugees.
Peers voted for an amendment to the Immigration Bill urging the government to relocate and support a “specified” number of children in Britain.