‘5,000 is NOT enough,’ Diane Abbott said of the UK’s efforts to welcome Afghans escaping the Taliban.
DIANE ABBOTT has slammed the UK government’s intentions to welcome up to 5,000 Afghans escaping the Taliban by the end of the year, claiming that the government is “not doing enough.”
Diane Abbott, a Labour MP, has slammed the UK government’s intentions to evacuate Afghans escaping the Taliban. She claimed that the figure announced thus far – 5,000 by the end of the year – was “just insufficient.” Ms Abbott stated in an interview with BBC Any Questions that Britain “had a moral responsibility” to take in more Afghans.
This comes amid a dangerous situation in Kabul, as residents are attempting to flee the Taliban, who took control of the capital last week.
Britain announced on Tuesday that it will accept up to 5,000 Afghans escaping the Taliban during the first year of a new resettlement scheme that will prioritize women, girls, religious and other minorities.
This is on top of plans to relocate 5,000 personnel as part of the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy, which is intended to assist current and former UK government employees.
“I want to guarantee that as a nation, we do everything possible to provide help to the most vulnerable escaping Afghanistan so that they may start a new life in safety in the UK,” said Home Secretary Priti Patel. The Afghan Resettlement Program will save lives.”
Ms Patel stated that the program hopes to help up to 20,000 people in the long run.
The editor of the Spectator, Fraser Nelson, responded to this by telling the BBC, “The Government has suggested 20,000.” That isn’t an especially high figure, in my opinion.
“We can do a lot more. There are 2.5 million individuals displaced in the United States right now, so 20,000 is a small number. I sincerely hope the UK follows through on the numerous pledges we made.”
“Are we doing enough?” Ms Abbott asked, echoing the sentiment. No, we’re not doing that.
“We must accept some responsibility for the current state of instability in Afghanistan.
“One individual who didn’t do enough, in my opinion, was Dominic Raab, who refused to interrupt his vacation to spend an hour on the phone with his Afghan counterpart in an attempt to save the very brave translators for our men. He hasn’t done nearly enough.
“I agree with Fraser’s assessment of our pledges in relation to refugees.”
“The statistics the government has mentioned so far are insufficient,” she continued. Because we already have.”Brinkwire Summary News.”