List of MPs who voted to turn away 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian children – The London Economic

List of MPs who voted to turn away 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian children

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor

On Monday night MPs voted by 294 votes to 276 to reject a plan for Britain to accept 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian child refugees have ended up in mainland Europe without a parent or guardian.

The amendment had been proposed by Labour’s Lord Dubs, who himself arrived in Britain as a child refugee fleeing the Holocaust in the 1930s.

Here are the MPs who voted to turn away the 3,000 refugees who had travelled to Europe:

Adams, Nigel

Afriyie, Adam

Aldous, Peter

Allan, Lucy

Amess, Sir David

Andrew, Stuart

Ansell, Caroline

Argar, Edward

Atkins, Victoria

Bacon, Mr Richard

Baker, Mr Steve

Baldwin, Harriett

Barclay, Stephen

Baron, Mr John

Barwell, Gavin

Bebb, Guto

Bellingham, Sir Henry

Benyon, Richard

Beresford, Sir Paul

Berry, Jake

Berry, James

Bingham, Andrew

Blunt, Crispin

Bone, Mr Peter

Borwick, Victoria

Bottomley, Sir Peter

Bradley, Karen

Brady, Mr Graham

Brazier, Mr Julian

Brine, Steve

Brokenshire, rh James

Bruce, Fiona

Buckland, Robert

Burns, Conor

Burns, rh Sir Simon

Burrowes, Mr David

Burt, rh Alistair

Campbell, Mr Gregory

Carmichael, Neil

Carswell, Mr Douglas

Cartlidge, James

Cash, Sir William

Caulfield, Maria

Chalk, Alex

Chishti, Rehman

Chope, Mr Christopher

Churchill, Jo

Clark, rh Greg

Clarke, rh Mr Kenneth

Cleverly, James

Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey

Coffey, Dr Thérèse

Collins, Damian

Colvile, Oliver

Costa, Alberto

Crabb, rh Stephen

Davies, Byron

Davies, Glyn

Davies, Mims

Davies, Philip

Dinenage, Caroline

Djanogly, Mr Jonathan

Donelan, Michelle

Double, Steve

Dowden, Oliver

Doyle-Price, Jackie

Drax, Richard

Drummond, Mrs Flick

Duddridge, James

Duncan Smith, rh Mr Iain

Dunne, Mr Philip

Elliott, Tom

Ellis, Michael

Ellison, Jane

Ellwood, Mr Tobias

Elphicke, Charlie

Eustice, George

Evans, Graham

Evans, Mr Nigel

Evennett, rh Mr David

Fabricant, Michael

Fallon, rh Michael

Fernandes, Suella

Field, rh Mark

Foster, Kevin

Fox, rh Dr Liam

Frazer, Lucy

Freeman, George

Freer, Mike

Gale, Sir Roger

Garnier, rh Sir Edward

Garnier, Mark

Gauke, Mr David

Ghani, Nusrat

Gibb, Mr Nick

Gillan, rh Mrs Cheryl

Glen, John

Goodwill, Mr Robert

Gove, rh Michael

Graham, Richard

Grant, Mrs Helen

Grayling, rh Chris

Green, Chris

Green, rh Damian

Grieve, rh Mr Dominic

Griffiths, Andrew

Gummer, Ben

Gyimah, Mr Sam

Halfon, rh Robert

Hall, Luke

Hammond, Stephen

Hancock, rh Matthew

Hands, rh Greg

Harper, rh Mr Mark

Harrington, Richard

Harris, Rebecca

Hart, Simon

Haselhurst, rh Sir Alan

Heald, Sir Oliver

Heappey, James

Heaton-Harris, Chris

Heaton-Jones, Peter

Henderson, Gordon

Herbert, rh Nick

Hinds, Damian

Hollobone, Mr Philip

Holloway, Mr Adam

Hopkins, Kris

Howarth, Sir Gerald

Howell, John

Howlett, Ben

Huddleston, Nigel

Hunt, rh Mr Jeremy

Hurd, Mr Nick

Jackson, Mr Stewart

Javid, rh Sajid

Jayawardena, Mr Ranil

Jenkin, Mr Bernard

Jenkyns, Andrea

Jenrick, Robert

Johnson, Boris

Johnson, Gareth

Johnson, Joseph

Jones, Andrew

Jones, rh Mr David

Jones, Mr Marcus

Kawczynski, Daniel

Kennedy, Seema

Kinahan, Danny

Kirby, Simon

Knight, rh Sir Greg

Knight, Julian

Kwarteng, Kwasi

Lancaster, Mark

Latham, Pauline

Leadsom, Andrea

Lee, Dr Phillip

Lefroy, Jeremy

Leigh, Sir Edward

Leslie, Charlotte

Letwin, rh Mr Oliver

Lewis, Brandon

Lewis, rh Dr Julian

Liddell-Grainger, Mr Ian

Lidington, rh Mr David

Lilley, rh Mr Peter

Lopresti, Jack

Lord, Jonathan

Loughton, Tim

Lumley, Karen

Mackinlay, Craig

Mackintosh, David

Main, Mrs Anne

Mak, Mr Alan

Malthouse, Kit

Mann, Scott

May, rh Mrs Theresa

Maynard, Paul

McCartney, Karl

McLoughlin, rh Mr Patrick

McPartland, Stephen

Menzies, Mark

Merriman, Huw

Metcalfe, Stephen

Miller, rh Mrs Maria

Milling, Amanda

Mills, Nigel

Milton, rh Anne

Mordaunt, Penny

Morgan, rh Nicky

Morris, Anne Marie

Morris, David

Morris, James

Morton, Wendy

Mowat, David

Murray, Mrs Sheryll

Murrison, Dr Andrew

Newton, Sarah

Nokes, Caroline

Norman, Jesse

Nuttall, Mr David

Offord, Dr Matthew

Opperman, Guy

Parish, Neil

Patel, rh Priti

Paterson, rh Mr Owen

Pawsey, Mark

Penning, rh Mike

Penrose, John

Percy, Andrew

Perry, Claire

Philp, Chris

Pickles, rh Sir Eric

Pincher, Christopher

Poulter, Dr Daniel

Pow, Rebecca

Prentis, Victoria

Prisk, Mr Mark

Pritchard, Mark

Pursglove, Tom

Quin, Jeremy

Raab, Mr Dominic

Redwood, rh John

Rees-Mogg, Mr Jacob

Robertson, Mr Laurence

Robinson, Mary

Rosindell, Andrew

Rudd, rh Amber

Rutley, David

Sandbach, Antoinette

Scully, Paul

Selous, Andrew

Shannon, Jim

Shapps, rh Grant

Sharma, Alok

Shelbrooke, Alec

Simpson, rh Mr Keith

Skidmore, Chris

Smith, Chloe

Smith, Henry

Smith, Julian

Smith, Royston

Soames, rh Sir Nicholas

Solloway, Amanda

Soubry, rh Anna

Spelman, rh Mrs Caroline

Spencer, Mark

Stephenson, Andrew

Stevenson, John

Stewart, Bob

Stewart, Iain

Stewart, Rory

Streeter, Mr Gary

Stride, Mel

Stuart, Graham

Sturdy, Julian

Sunak, Rishi

Swayne, rh Mr Desmond

Swire, rh Mr Hugo

Syms, Mr Robert

Thomas, Derek

Throup, Maggie

Timpson, Edward

Tolhurst, Kelly

Tomlinson, Justin

Tomlinson, Michael

Tracey, Craig

Tredinnick, David

Trevelyan, Mrs Anne-Marie

Truss, rh Elizabeth

Tugendhat, Tom

Turner, Mr Andrew

Tyrie, rh Mr Andrew

Vaizey, Mr Edward

Vara, Mr Shailesh

Vickers, Martin

Villiers, rh Mrs Theresa

Walker, Mr Charles

Walker, Mr Robin

Warman, Matt

Watkinson, Dame Angela

Whately, Helen

Wheeler, Heather

White, Chris

Whittaker, Craig

Whittingdale, rh Mr John

Wiggin, Bill

Williams, Craig

Williamson, rh Gavin

Wilson, Mr Rob

Wollaston, Dr Sarah

Wood, Mike

Wragg, William

Wright, rh Jeremy

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142 Responses

  1. Lexi Adams

    I’m utterly disgusted by this. I have empty beds I would have given to unaccompanied children, and wouldn’t have needed help feeding and clothing them either. Did anyone ask me? Does my MP know what I want? Do these MPs represent me? Nope. So what happens to these children now we’ve turned our back on them?

    1. sadam anjum

      ” I have empty beds I would have given to unaccompanied children ” we have kids in this country that need homes and help, why haven’t you offered them help and these spare beds of yours? hypocritical fucker.

        1. John

          if they say they have spare beds then they haven’t got anyone in there. so you could assume that they have not offered them out yet

    2. Aelwen

      Sounds heartbreaking, but what was the plan (if they were not turned away) to care for their needs? How comprehensive??? ….As somebody with 15 children (of which only 1 is biological the rest adopted & fostered) who are mostly adult now, and as of now have given me a further 15 grandchildren (none biological & another on the way) I have some idea of the huge emossional, mental & spiritual needs to be met, and that’s when they are in their own country, culture & language etc., in another country the trauma of this whole process is even greater! Not to say we shouln’t try my life speaks to that, and called me to move half way around the world to South Africa to be part of the answer instead of part of the answer! But 3000 children is a huge amount of need to be met and if people are ready to try that, are you sure those people with all their good intentions have a realistic idea of what this will take, and not just good intentions, – that may wear thin and wear out when those same children need them to really stay the distance! By the way, I would love to see a National support organasation launched here in SA to assist & train foster parents & families in meeting these huge challanges!, – and if God wills I may even one day be a part of that if He doesn’t have other priorities for me! – as the need is very great here and even the training we had as child-care workers would be helpful! I know you Myra Harris are working with families and if your system @home in the UK, is even a 1/4 as bad as ours here in SA then I’m not sure how many happy endings or if there will be at least worthwhile ones in the long term? Before just naming and shaming them how sure are U of their reasons for voting against it? U may be correct in assuming they were wrong, I certainly don’t have a clue either way, but maybe it would be more helpful to also hear their individual reasoning or at least the resoning given in the debate before the vote!? That would give some context at-least, and then instead maybe the drive and energy should be put in to exploring what preperation has been made, and is being made to prepare for the needs if you succeed in turning this situation around! With 3000 kids U will have so many people needed to be commited maybe they could start that commitment by individually engaging those who need to be persuaded in private in their surgery time etc instead of “naming & shaming” in the media! – which is more likely to anger (& hurt them) in to digging their heels in further and or justifieing their vote! These kind of strong arm tack-ticks are not always so clever for your cause even if it makes some of you feel a little better for a while, – and it has to be said without having to face the cost of what it would have ment to all their consituancies to have said yes! I am the last to advocate people standing by and doing nothing, but if you are really sure in your “calling” to fight to meet the need of these kids, I doubt this is the eay forward For myself I have all too often jumped in with good intentions wanting to solve the problems for various people / children, underestimating the complexity of really helping and sometimes in my desire to help and needing simple solutions, making things worse not better! Thank goodness My God is Great, and His Grace is sufficiant to bring good out of my sometimes misguided estimations of what that may really take! But He has also taught me not rush in unwisely, and to be more sure of what I’m taking on and that I am doing it under His guidence & His way as then no matter what I /we are not able to forsee, His resources will assist and supply if I am walking in His will not just my own short-sighted desire to help! U have been working in ministry longer than me so maybe God has already led prepared & guided all of your people sufficiantly for this, but if not, and if U R meant to do this, then He will make a way to bring the needed people around and in the interim, you can continue to better prepare for what this will really take! 3000 kids is a huge undertaking even without the language & cutural barriers! I wish You all God’s best Blessing equiping & Guidence in all of this! Lots of Love! Aelwen

      1. John bennett

        Our MPs are reflecting the views of there constituents, that is the tragedy. I have never ever seen such an uncaring British public, so ashamed, I wonder what the Future will say about the Brits 2016

  2. Kathy

    Do you have a list of people who didn’t vote? I read that there were 20 labour MP’s who did not vote and someone else told me that this could have been due to ‘pairing’. My concern is that the vote was lost because those 20 did not vote, is this the case?

    1. Lachlan

      “pairing” isn’t a lost vote – it just means that the labour MP agreed with another (probably tory) MP who was going to vote opposite that neither would vote, to save time in the chamber, travel etc.

    1. Aelwen

      Sounds heartbreaking, but what was the plan (if they were not turned away) to care for their needs? How comprehensive??? ….As somebody with 15 children (of which only 1 is biological the rest adopted & fostered) who are mostly adult now, and as of now have given me a further 15 grandchildren (none biological & another on the way) I have some idea of the huge emossional, mental & spiritual needs to be met, and that’s when they are in their own country, culture & language etc., in another country the trauma of this whole process is even greater! Not to say we shouln’t try, I think my life speaks to that, as I was called me to move half way around the world to SA to be part of the answer instead of part of the answer 27 years ago! But 3000 children is a huge amount of need to be met and if people are ready to try that, are you sure those people with all their good intentions have a realistic idea of what this will take, and not just finance and or good intentions, – those same good intentions may wear thin and wear out when those same children need them to really stay the distance! By the way, I would love to see a National support organasation launched here in SA to assist & train foster parents & families in meeting these huge challanges!, – and if God wills I may even one day be a part of that (if He doesn’t have other priorities for me!) – as the need is very great here and even the training we had as child-care workers 2 SOS would be helpful! I know my friend who shared this is working with families and if your system @home in the UK, is even a 1/4 as bad as ours here in SA then I’m not sure how many happy endings or if there will be at least worthwhile ones in the long term? Before just naming and shaming those who voted, how sure are U of their reasons for voting against it? U may be correct in assuming they were wrong, I certainly don’t have a clue either way, but maybe it would be more helpful to also hear their individual reasoning or at least the resoning given in the debate before the vote!? That would give some context at-least, and then in-stead maybe the drive and energy expressed here by so many disgusted by the vote, should instead, be put in to exploring what preperation has been made, and is being made to prepare for the needs, – if you succeed in turning this situation around! With 3000 kids U will need to have so many people to be committed, maybe they could start that commitment by individually engaging those who need to be persuaded in private, – in their surgery time etc. instead of “naming & shaming” in the media! – which is only more likely to anger (& hurt them) in to digging their heels in further and or justifieing their vote! It’s easy to throw insults around and insist something should be done, but not so easy to commit to what it takes! These kind of strong arm tack-ticks are not always so clever for your cause even if it makes some of you feel a little better for a while, – and it has to be said without having to face the cost of what it would have ment to all their consituancies to have said yes! I am the last to advocate people standing by and doing nothing, but if you are really sure in your “calling” to fight to meet the need of these kids, I doubt this is the way forward! For myself I have all too often jumped in with good intentions wanting to solve the problems for various people / children, underestimating the complexity of really helping and sometimes in my desire to help and needing to have simple solutions, making things worse not better! Thank goodness My God is Great, and His Grace is sufficiant to bring good out of my sometimes misguided estimations of what that may really take! But He has also taught me not rush in unwisely, and to be more sure of what I’m taking on and that I am doing it under His guidence & His way as then no matter what I /we are not able to forsee, His resources will assist and supply if I am walking in His will not just my own short-sighted desire to help! My freind has been working in that ministry for quite q while so maybe God has already led prepared & guided all of your people sufficiantly for this, but if not, and if U R meant to do this, then He will make a way to bring the needed people around and in the interim, you can continue to better prepare for what this will really take! 3000 kids is a huge undertaking even without the language & cutural barriers! I wish You all God’s best Blessing equiping & Guidence in all of this!….. Aelwen

      1. John

        I guess you can say that about Hitler, God found a way for the USA to help out in the European struggle during WW2 so that you can be free to turn away children. We are going through the same dilemma in the USA in trying to sanctify another person who has a spiritual affinity and rhetoric. Bottom line, we are all held accountable at that day and only then will we know if we are on HIS right or left hand

  3. ........

    So the fate of these children are now in the hands of traffickers and pedophiles? May this crime against humanity not go unpunished. There is a special place in hell for every vile name on this list.

  4. gary

    Do they give reasons for there inability. What is very saddenning is that a lot of people on that list have come from migrant families to the UK. Now they fail in their duty to give someone in desperate Times to give them the opurtunity. It’s very hypocritical to say that we are the peacemakers and that our way of life is civilised and structured. This mob are an utter disgrace to humanity. I’d lock them up personally and take away there rights to the simplest things. Government policy bomb them and watch them struggle leave them to die. Complain were not doing enough let’s have a vote on it. Ok we had a vote there’s nothing more we can do. Pass it on to the next country. Build them hospitals and schools create jobs and stop the bombing

  5. Kathryne

    I’d vote to reject them too. There’s so many cuts being made everywhere, and you think we can afford to pay for all these kids. A couple wouldn’t be too much of a burden, but you’d be basically putting an extra 3000 kids in care homes across the uk. Would you want to pay for that, when we have trouble feeding their own people. Leave them in mainland Europe, with their parents. It’s just as safe there. They only want to send them here because they’ll get free handouts.

    1. Saef

      Kathyrne, is this a troll or are you too stupid to know the meaning of unaccompanied. That means they don’t have their parents with them. And only an idiot like you would be so heartless to complain of children getting hand outs, do you want the children to work?

      1. Kathryn

        “3,000 unaccompanied Syrian child refugees have ended up in mainland Europe with a parent or guardian.” This confused me, im sure it confused the lady you’re bad mouthing too.

        1. Agreed Kathryn. With all that we actually do in Syria, Libya etc is far more than any other European country. The country where these kids are need to do more. Why should it be left to Brits to sort it out. Our finances just can’t handle it.

          1. Stevius

            “With all that we do in Syria Libya etc?” Like bomb the civilian population and finance and supply terrorists against the legal regime.

          2. Trish

            Perhaps if we hadn’t spent so much money making wars and hellholes of other people’s countries we would be able to afford to help them. Oh wait…. if we hadn’t helped do that to their country in the first place, I’m sure we couldn’t bribe or pay them to come to our embarrassment of a country, with so many
            bigoted narrow-minded, blinkered people.

          3. Dee

            Are you honestly that stupid? We take less immigrants than any other European country. Some uneducated headbangers on here!

      2. Bexter

        Di you read the above article because this is what it says…On Monday night MPs voted by 294 votes to 276 to reject a plan for Britain to accept 3,000 unaccompanied Syrian child refugees have ended up in mainland Europe with a parent or guardian. See that bit where it says with a parent or guardian.

    2. Gerard

      These are humans occupying the same, and as of the moment , only habitable ball of rock in the universe. Who on earth do people, politicians and otherwise, think they are saying who has the right to live on which bit? Kathryn’s, like the politicians above, you are a disgrace to humanity.

    3. Brian

      Oh God! How many pounds they are cut from you poor baby? You British people are incredibly penny pinchers. Your country colonized entire world, stole every resources from all around the world and then “Oh no don’t waste my pounds”.

  6. Betty

    After a quick look at those who voted against it, they seem to be from the conservative party. Did Cameron tell them to vote against the proposal. If so they should be ashamed of themselves as they are there to represent their constituents not Cameron’s views

  7. RichardWhitten

    “Arrived with parent or guardian”. Do you mean *without,* or have I got it wrong? Write in proper English, please. Do it right! How did these poor kids get as far without guidance?

  8. S sadie

    People say we can’t afford to have them in this country, yet we can pay politicians, footballers etc such ridiculous wages. The politicians of this world are ruining us and they don’t reflect the people’s views, they don’t care about their people.

    1. Ronald Ellams

      Taxpayers do not pay footballers wages Football supporters do Thiis country cannot be the bread basket of the world Wehave enough offour own children going hungry here Meny go to school hungry CHarity begins at home

      1. Jake

        You say politicians are on ridiculous wages. To me, they’re not on anywhere near enough money. If they’re running a country, they should probably be some of the richest in the country. Maybe if politicians were actually paid higher wages, we’d have the best minds in the country running for government. £145k for a prime minister? Wayne Rooney earns double that in a week

        1. Jonathon

          Side story: I recently signed up to one of those door knocking charity workers, and I was shocked when I found out how much money from those donations actually goes to the charity. When I called BHF to ask for financial stats and then to complain that it didn’t seem fair that a private organisation could hide behind a charity and take over 40%, they just cancelled my subscription and hung up.

      2. Leigh

        British tax-payers pay for the defence budget which is used to blow to pieces innocent parents and children alike and create these orphans instead of being used for the oft-quoted purposes that people usually throw under the wheel of humanity – such as:
        Nurses wages
        Teachers Wages
        Homeless people
        “Our own” people (this must mean “gobshites”
        Something else I thought of
        My next door neighbour’s dog’s bone trust
        Anything else but helping out someone who actually needs it

    2. s sadie is a dick

      a footballer brings money to there home ground worth millions so if u look at it that way they should get millions for making millions for there club… and tbh talking about football and that nothing to do with this XD

  9. Sally

    Okay, while everyone is busy being sanctimonious and insulting anyone else who dare to voice a different opinion. Can I ask why these children are not being housed by any of the European countries they have already passed through or are already in? It’s heart breaking, I am a mother and it is upsetting to think that they are so vulnerable. But they are already in Europe, they are already in safe countries. Why on earth are they not being looked after by these countries, surely that makes more sense? Why are you making the UK feel guilty for saying no? Are we the only safe country? Why aren’t you making the countries they are already in take responsibility? And as for people stating the gave beds etc. For these children. There’s enough children currently in the foster system, homeless soldiers, vulnerable people currently in need of help in the UK, have you offered places to these people?

    1. Marc

      Sally this is not about politics and blaming each other for who is right and wrong …this is about humanity . More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015 we are now at the end of 2016 add another million.
      It is not a easy task to give every single individual shelter and a future therefore we need to corporate no matter what flag race or political views .
      Its all about being a human.
      You have children I have children, its only common sense to share and help.

  10. Sarah

    The article now says “without a parent or guardian”. This is where this stinking “charity begins at home” attitude gets us as a nation. To a point where this is allowed to happen. Makes me sick to my stomach!

  11. ASHRAFF

    yet, election after election we elect the same bunch of hypocrites and stooges and send them to the commons to work for us. But they are more loyal and servitude to their political and corporate masters who paid for their campaign and who will pay for them for the rest of their life. Tony Blair and his family is a property mogul now, minting money on buy to let scheme as per the recent news in the Guardian. Tony and Cherie Blair’s property empire worth estimated £27m. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/mar/14/tony-cherie-blair-property-empire-worth-estimated-27m-pounds

  12. Mike yates

    Everysingle one of you on that list should be utterly ashamed of yourselves. Firstlyy for bombing innocent civillians but most of off forndestroying the future of a generation on children who cannot make thier own choices

  13. Donald Logan

    Kawczynski has got some nerve. Turn the clocks back 75 years and you’re telling me there wasn’t a Kawczynski that didn’t seek asylum while Poland was being torn apart?

  14. prudence staveley-taylor

    I would like to see the other this, the names above are best forgotten,but the other list are people we need to cherish!

  15. Pete Hockley

    Any of the brown, black and Jewish people on this list should hang their heads in shame. As should the white racist fuckers that voted along with them. I notice that my local MP voted along with them. I feel another pointless appointment with the oleaginous fucker coming on.

  16. I’m an adoptive dad and can tell you that the whole process is shocking – there is massive neglect and massive shortage of homes for kids already in this country. Behind this there are kids living with their parents with more problems still.

    But I’mm disgusted by the MPs (including mine) who voted to keep the refugees out. When a war ‘crops up’ we find the money. When Trident needs renewing we find the money. There are unemployed people in this country who could be employed to help deal with this disaster. We’ve just turned away some extremely vulnerable kids who are now much more open to massive problems – one of which is radicalisation.

    We’ve just also shown the world (many of whom suspect we’re isolationist racists) that we’re uncaring and self-important. What a disgrace.

  17. Tim Brown

    … We should be stick those that voted to reject those children WITHOUT (yes that means alone) parents or guardians in a leaky boat.. cast it adrift near the Turkish coast and tell them we d like to hep but simply cant ..”our finances just cant handle it ” ..this tragic anti British callousness can only be attributed to years of Murdoch worshippers and Daily Mail reading anal retentive’s with a big dollop of thatcherite spitefulness thrown in.

    1. Jane

      These children (who are old enough to travel by themselves) are already in Europe and therefore in a safe country. Why should only UK take in refugees? And we are taking them in.

      1. Momobellafan

        How do you know they are old enough to travel by themselves? They may have started out with a family and lost them on the way. Have you seen the risks these people take to escape utter terror in war zones. Even a child of 16 is not old enough to make this journey. I wouldn’t want my 16 year old doing it and he looks fucking 24 when he hasn’t shaved. Wake up people and realise these are human beings.

    1. Jane

      This country takes in refugees directly from Syria. I think it’s a reasonable policy not to accept ones who are already in Europe. The photo attached to this article is misleading.

  18. Jane

    It’s irresponsible to show a photo of a 5 year old child suffering in a war zone about a story to do with unaccompanied children (ie old enough to have travelled by themselves) who are already in Europe. This country has taken in refugees and is continuing to take in more. UK plans to take in more than USA, for example, where they have a lot more room.

  19. Kenny Richards

    As far as I am concerned, It is a immoral and flawed decision. It was made by weak-kneed morally bankrupt MP’s fearful of losing their seats after the EU referendum decision. Most people agree was fought on the anti-immigration issue. Race and hate crime is on the increase, the genie is out the bottle and and it won’t wanna go back. This appalling unjust decision is a direct result.

  20. Nicola

    How many countries have these children passed through to get where they are? Why is it Britain’s duty to house, care and feed these children? Surely every country they passed through has an equal if not more duty to house, care and feed them rather than just allow vulnerable unaccompanied children passage and wave them on their way?

    Whilst the vote is distasteful….we must ask these questions as the buck should not always stop with Great Britain and it’s already overburdened taxpayers.

    1. Jane

      oh please! Not the poor us again! we have done pathetically little apart from stir up crap in/bomb other countries then run away. We should be doing whats right by these kids not worrying what anyone else is doing. Whatever other countries should or should not be doing we should be doing a lot more. This is indeed a cold selfish country now. Hopefully not mine for too much longer once we cut away from Englandshire. Hate your values.

  21. Jo McGrace

    Wow, this disgusts me.
    Just because other countries haven’t had compassion, we should turn our backs?
    I read that any girls over 12 that make it through have, without exception, been found to have been raped on their horrific journeys. That’s why there’s more boys than girls, it’s safer for desperate families to send their boys.
    Have a heart people!

    1. Nicola

      It’s not about Britain turning it’s back…it’s about asking other countries why they are allowing vulnerable children to travel through without offering them housing, care and food. We cannot act as the rescuer to the world no matter how much we would like to.

      And yes, most of the girls probably have been raped and it is absolutely tragic and something I would not wish on anyone. Would you like to hazard a guess on the percentage of homeless young girls and women get raped on the streets of Britain?

  22. Linda

    It is a despicable inhuman decision these MPs have made. If the picture is misleading or not is irrelevant. The point being these are human beings needing help, are we so cruel we cannot feel for them. They have nothing, no home, no belongings , now most have no country left to live in, war & megalomaniacs running the countries have seen to that. God help little children , the innocents .

    I live in France now and things are far from perfect here, many French people and expats are helping the refugees here & France is trying to find locations for these poor people to settle in . We all need to show some compassion and humanity for others. Sad and Angry.

  23. Marina

    Britain doesn’t have to take these 3000 children in. We are not obliged to do so as a country – however, as a human beings it is our moral duty to help others. No one has asked me if I could give a home to one of these children. I would love too. I bet if the the government put an announcement through the media, it would get a greater number of people willing to help than the 3000 unaccompanied children needing love and support.

  24. Someone That Cares

    I could not give a flying fuck what other countries are or are not doing. If a kid got knocked down by a car and everyone else on the street just walked by without helping, would you do the same? The fact that they’ve arrived at our door after being rejected elsewhere doesn’t matter. Seriously. Wake up. You’ve got people getting let off with billions via tax loopholes whilst public spending gets slashed and you still think that refugees and immigrants are the issue? Read a book. Travel. Engage in conversation with someone other than cab drivers. Do what ever it takes to become a better fucking person. I hope that your children never find themselves in this position. If they do, I hope that whoever they go to for help are not like you. You are a fucking disgrace to our country.

    1. Nicola

      I really hope you are not calling me a “fucking disgrace to our country”. I have fought for this fucking country. My husband DIED fighting for this fucking country. My father fought for this fucking country. My grandfather died in the Burmese jungle during WW2 fighting for this fucking country. My other grandfather was part of the Normandy beach landings where he fought for this fucking country so really wind your fucking neck in because you have NO idea what sacrifices me and my family have made for THIS FUCKING COUNTRY AND FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LIVE HERE GETTING MONEY FOR NOTHING WHILST BURNING FLAGS AND FUCKING POPPIES!

      1. Nico

        You are a disgrace to this country and to the memory of your grandfathers. Your grandfathers did not fight and die for this country but, like many of our grandfathers, for the future of humanity. A legacy that is now in tatters thanks to horrible, useless pieces of filth like you and like those spineless, greedy MP’s who voted against last night. Enough of your lies and faux-sympathy for the plight of the needy in this country. Shame on you, you racist fool. The hardest working people in this country are the immigrants who are given a second chance in life. The scroungers you talk usually have names like… Nicola. You are a pathetic excuse for a human and I can only say that I hope upon hope that the inflation you voted for brings untold misery to you and yours.

      2. sick of fucking facists cunts

        read your fucking history rather than the daily fucking mail. my grand farther did this my farther did that – they died to protect the world from xenophobic racist narcissistic fascist cunts like you. Along with a shit load of those “foreigners” you appear to hate so much. Your family are probably turning in their graves. FUCK OFF AND DIE.

  25. lesley Buttress

    Of course we have a duty to care theses children, we invaded Iraq, we sell arms and weapons which were used to bomb Syria, Iraq and Afghanastan. As a country we helped to create the mess which has caused this incomprehensible human suffering and therefore as a country we have a responsibility to begin to start clearing up the irrepairable damage.

  26. Get real

    Yes children should be taken in, yes they should be age verified, no Carte Blanche to anyone. The fact that all the other fucked up eu countries don’t do more is justification in itself to leave. They show no compassion because they have no compassion. they would all be speaking nazi German if it wasn’t for us.

  27. Rodrigo

    Another sad day for Britain. These MPs should never be voted for any longer… whatever partiesthey represent, they are inhuman. Hope people will remember their names. And these innocent children shouldn’t not be forgoten either… those are the nobel prize, the inventors, the doctors, the scientists and artists we will never have here tomorrow. The rest is just politics.

  28. Francis

    This is really sad. Our society will be remembered for the compassion and generosity we show to people in need…and these are just kids! Let’s lead and show how good the British really are at heart.

  29. Rodrigo

    Remember when someone says this is justified for what ever reason that the 6 Nobel Prize US has had this year are immigrants. We would just need to give one of these kids to have the opportunity to be, the descendant of the next Steve Jobs (coming himself from a Syrian migrant family) to have a huge social impact… All studies on diversity point to simple fact: diversity is good. The biggest companies are diversified. Google is an example of that.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nobel-prize-winners-immigrants-us-donald-trump-brexit-immigration-racism-post-referendum-racism-a7355406.html

  30. jo davies

    sickening…to the core! being ‘british!’ shame on this cold hearted ‘establishment!’ Smile and the world smiles with you. Be treated how you wish to be treated.

  31. It’s a sad day when the country can’t openly welcome children who find themselves dealing with such hardships. The cost of bringing that number here would be a drop in the ocean. Regardless of where the kids come from they deserve loving homes, an education and an opportunity to make a life for themselves. The hatred stirred up by the trash media towards everyone who may be a refugee, more commonly termed with the catchall immigrant, is shameful and likely led to these poliitical choices by each MP. The U.K. has done less than many in EU in respect of the current crisis but has a bigger role than many in creating it. For those who can’t accept these vulnerable kids into this country just think how you’d like someone to help your own kids if they ever found themselves in such an awful predicament.

  32. Alan

    Hi I am Alan and I work in Iraq in northern Kurdistan where they are building shelters for the Mosul Exodus . They have built houses throughout the area for the families they obviously expect from Erbil to Dohouk and up to Tawke . Now Kurdistan is not a rich area and if they can try to build homes and camps for an expected million fleeing refugees , you can not tell me UK one of the most prominant countries in the world would BAULK at 3000 unaccompanied minors ( IN CASE THATS NOT CLEAR THATS MINORS , CHILDREN , )
    If this is true you need to ask yourselves where have we gone wrong and allowed our country to fall so low to need food banks and such and the answer is our own politicians like those on this list
    .
    The corruption , bailing out banks and no one is held accountable ? and NIGEL FARAGE and his party pushing policies against migrants and stirring nationalism on a fascist level he even was noted to quote Hitler in one of his speaches
    WAKE UP !!!! CANT YOU SEE WERE FALLING INTO THE SAME STATE AGAIN AS GERMANY IN 1939 !

  33. Maggie

    I agree with all previous replies. These MP’s, sadly a majority show such inhumanity and are so lacking in empathy, it makes me ashamed to be British. To be honest, it makes me cry especially reading Alan’s comments about Kurdistan and their efforts.

  34. Matt Marshall

    Except none of those who have arrived in the UK to date have looked anything like the child in this photograph. Instead, they have been fully groan adult males some of whom are clearly in their 30’s. The shame is on the clueless, naive, virtue-signalling, liberal-left clowns who didn’t realise that we’re all being conned. There are very few children in The Jungle and no ‘refugees’. The moment they decided not to apply for asylum in France or any other safe country they travelled through they stopped being refugees.

    But, more importantly, I wonder where your sympathy will be when the first of these 30-year-old men pretending to be children commit a rape or serious assault on a real and completely innocent child here? Let me guess, you won’t have any. Your overflowing well of sympathy will suddenly run dry up and you will turn a blind eye, AGAIN! Far from being the virtuous, altruistic do-gooders you to pretend to be you are, sick, sanctimonious, sadomasochistic freaks bereft of any genuine decency who can only muster sympathy for those who lie, trick and commit evil just to better their economic circumstances. Quite honestly, you make me sick.

    1. Helen

      Dear Matt Marshall,
      When did people stop being people?
      Your verbose paragraphs cast light on only your own very jaded and cynical view of the world.

  35. Sarah Smith

    Wow Matt Marshall. If you are so full of hatred I’m surprised you can get up in the morning. In what way are the tiny group of people amongst those who have fled the warzone in Syria who want to get to Britain because they speak English or have friends or family members here not refugees? And where on earth did you find data suggesting refugees are disproportionately likely to rape someone? All the data I’ve seen suggests the opposite. I have taken in many refugees in my time and they have all been delightful. How many do you know?

  36. Anna Grey-Johnson

    Dear Mr. Marshall

    With the greatest respect, I cannot support a worldview that labels the most vulnerable in our society as rapists, terrorists and criminals just because they need our help. What evidence do you have to show that any of these children are criminals?

    It is such a sad state of affairs when those needing our help and support are punished and vilified whilst the rich and powerful are offered bailouts and incentives from public funds.

    Leaving aside the moral argument: there is a legal argument that compels this country to provide safe harbour to child refugees. The UK is a signatory to the Geneva Convention and, more importantly, has provided a specific carve-out for children fleeing conflict in the Immigration Act 2016 which came into effect in July this year.

    I hope this gives you the information you need to form coherent views based on fact, not prejudice.

    Kind regards,
    Anna Grey-Johnson

  37. mick

    Thank god for sencible politicians now start deporting the illegal immigrants and refugees who are here already as someones all ready quoted immigration act 2016 “deport before appeal”

  38. Elizabeth El-Taher

    How can I adopt or Foster any of these children? We were told in the US that these children could not be adopted or even fostered because their parents might be somewhere else looking for them. But for me that really does not make sense because in the meantime the children are still not being cared for by anyone. If anybody reading this knows how we can foster or adopt any of these children please send me an email to [email protected].

  39. Kelly

    Shameful. Inhuman. Short-sighted. And wrong. When the fortunate let unfounded anxiety turn their hearts cold, we sacrifice innocent children and with that, our humanity. I hope these MP’s feel eternal shame. My American neighborhood has been so blessed by the refugee community that was placed there. They have enhanced all of our lives and their families make our community more secure.

  40. Jeannette makepeace

    You look at the pictures of these children you can tell they are kids BUT government won’t do anything. BUT look at the pictures of what we’re ment to be children under the age of 16 government have brought into UK from France the jungle camp no way are they kids they are grown men after an easy ride joke if you ask me

  41. Pete Powell

    Why aren’t more people making a fuss about our government arming extremists in Syria. When Russia Today was pointing out the dangers of arming extremists and the human rights abuses of Saudi Arabia, the bank part owned by Brotish government has closed down their bank accounts.

  42. Pete Powell

    Why is everybody making a fuss about not allowing in children from those illegal camps, but nobody is asking why parents are putting children in those dirty and dangerous camps in awful conditions full of fake asylum seekers who regularly threaten lorry drivers, when their parents have been offered safe accommodation in France, which is a safe country apart from Islamic extremists?
    Plus why isn’t anybody making a fuss about our government arming extremists in Syria to overthrow Assad? Russia Today had its bank accounts closed by bank part owned by British government for being the only channel to point out that USA is arming extremists like they did in Afghanistan to get one over on Russia, while USA couldn’t care about human rights abuses of Saudi Arabia.

  43. David R Howard

    It took a long time but at last our leaders have woken up. Now perhaps we can close our borders to the rest of the parasites

    1. Emma

      Wow David Howard, wonder how if you would have posted that comment if the children had been Jewish. Now here’s a proposal. Lets get rid of Amber Rudd. She’s an Australian Immigrant. No doubt a parasite too.

  44. NOTchildren

    fantastic news. get em out. they are all 24 years old men who are too scared to defend their own country. do one, you are not wanted. well done to every person on this list , hurrrahhhhh !

    1. cathy

      David R Howard ,are you a bit soft in the brain????England is an Island,not attatched to anyone..If it cannot manage it’s own borders..Who can?? P.s not really sure who our leaders are these days,
      Please remember “May “was not elected.

    2. cathy

      Do you for sure know their age? Or are you Just being a total ignoranumus,that reads the Sun/Mirror or any other lying tabloid.? Also would like to point out, are you of totally true English blood? ,whatever that is.Very few are,look into your history.

  45. Phil Wood

    Does it really matter if these PEOPLE are children or not. Does it matter, About as much as GOD being asleep for decades, If there is a God surely he would not allow all these Horrors to happen. Or is he a Tory Too.

  46. Ashamed to be British

    Shame on you all how dare you vote on behalf of many constituents that would have said let them come they are children without parents open to exploitation in the most horrific ways imaginable and have suffered the real true horror of war and we can’t even show them a bit of humanity…. I am ashamed of you all and ashamed to be British

  47. Jakon

    Oooo this one is perfect example of girlish country;)))) I wonder there is no male MP for England????
    Thats why old people have said when women go outside, there will be trouble!!!!
    If women sits on the chair as a director that society will get cracked!!!!
    If women gets elected as a leader for one country ,that country will get destroyed by itself!!!!!!!!
    ” LEV TOLSTOY”

  48. Sarah

    These children have made it to mainland Europe this is western living, with laws to protect them in the countries they are currently in. The legislation doesn’t state that refugees keep going till they get to their chosen country it says they register in the first country they are safe in. Less than a month aago the country was in outrage at numerous children who had arrived who didn’t appears to be 16 or under. Europe are able to provide the same safety and benefits the UK does. If they arrived on our shores Europe wouldn’t then go on to ship them on to the continent they would leave it to UK to assist the children. We have recently heard there are over 3000 children in temporary accomodation in the Midlands at present. If this figure is similar all over the country then I suggest we assist those children first before we commit to more who are already the responsibility of whichever EU country they are currently residing in.

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