Spoiler alert! - the Motion was passed but the speeches from two members of LD4SOS in the debate are worth reading.
Dr Ruvi Ziegler, Council member LD4SOS spoke to lines 43-51 asylum system and the government's plans
Conference, I am heartened by the compassionate approach this motion adopts regarding Afghani asylum-seekers and refugees. The mass displacement generated by the Taliban takeover highlights the moral depravity and legal irrationality of the government's nationality and borders bill. It also strengthens the case for introducing 'humanitarian visas', which I had the honour to propose at Spring Conference on behalf of LD4SOS and is our official party policy.
LD4SOS hosts a panel of informed speakers featuring:
Jonathan Ellis, Project Director of The Detention Forum
to discuss the progress of this Bill through Parliament with information on how to campaign to mitigate its devastating impact on asylum seekers and refugees.
How desperate do you have to be to entrust the safety of your children to someone you have never met - someone to whom you have had to pay a fee - not to take them in a modern purpose-built ferry but in an open inflatable boat across a busy shipping lane like the channel or some other stretch of water.
The fast-developing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan demands a generous and comprehensive response from the UK government. Specifically, the fate of millions of displaced people is one that requires international cooperation. Within this cooperation, it is vital that the UK offer good practice for other countries to emulate.
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