Great Britain to accept more refugees

Petitions, suggestions and calls from the neighboring countries must have pushed United Kingdom's (UK) Prime Minister David Cameron to take deeper consideration of the fast rising issue of migrant crisis involving the war-torn nations like Syria and its refugees' plight to seek asylum from the European lands.

UK to accept more refugees - Cameron

Just recently, Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wrote to Cameron calling for the UK to allow more refugees.

Then, former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett said, the UK should let about 25,000 migrants in the next six months.

There was also a petition, which calls on the UK to accept more refugees. It has gotten enormous signatures in order to be eligible for a discussion in the Parliament.


Anytime soon, Cameron is expected to announce relative plans to increase the number of migrant refugees to be allowed in the UK, BBC wrote on Friday.

The figure is not definite yet but recent news said, the UK will be willing to take "thousands" more into its soils.

"I think 10,000 is a figure that we could handle.. It's a figure to which Britain would respond - the churches, the religious groups, the charities, would all join in, local civic groups.", Cameron said.

"And I think we'd be better for doing that.", he added.

Under one basic condition though - the refugees must come from the United Nation's camps bordering Syria.

Cameron is scheduled to have a meeting with his Portuguese and Spanish counterparts to tackle his intention to consider an EU reform, which will most likely be largely occupied by the present migrant crisis.

Being a father himself, the PM got "deeply moved" after seeing the photo of a three-year-old Syrian boy who got drowned and washed up on the shore of a beach in Turkey.

Source: BBC, Telegraph UK

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