"People across the UK have said loud and clear: we want to welcome them, with open arms. Just as we welcomed refugees of other conflicts in the past," the Lib Dems leader said.
Many wondered how much worse the public response would be if Labour MP Diane Abbott made the gaffe – or former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“It’s been very hard mentally since 24 February – people are dying, children are dying. It’s very hard to imagine and very hard to read. I’ve cried many times already about everything that's happening right now."
Despite this, only nine per cent of them would definitely take in Ukrainian refugees, the same poll revealed.
A dozen ballistic missiles struck Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan at 1am on Sunday, reportedly targeting the US consulate’s new building.
"How about reading an email from those of us who are unhappy about more immigration," he told the BBC.
Vadym Prystaiko told MPs there have been no end of "bureaucratic hassles" for years for his fellow citizens coming to the UK.
“Textbook case of a civilised and humane approach to refugees," the British writer said.
A Home Office spokesperson suggested the initial claim made by one of the department’s officials was misspoken.