Callous lack of compassion

I WONDER which “Christian values” Cllr Mike Harris will “stand up for”in regards to the fact that hundreds of failed asylum seekers are living in the UK on less than the UN’s global poverty target of 77 pence per day?

Pregnant women, children and people with disabilities are among those who have been left destitute on the streets. Does Cllr Mike Harris’ morality allow him to ‘turn the other cheek’ to asylum seekers who have been tortured, raped,injured or indeed persecuted for being homosexual? Has Cllr Mike Harris heard of the parable of the Good Samaritan? As an ex-serviceman, does he approve of the Home Office’s decision to reject Mohammed Rafi Hottak’s claim for asylum? (It seems working for the UK’s armed forces and being blown up by the Taliban was not enough proof!) Does Cllr Mike Harris’ Christian beliefs reject the European Convention of Human Rights regarding a person’s rights to humanitarian protection? If he wants to deport everyone in the UK that has not got a UK passport then this is actually what he believes! This shows a frightening and callous lack of compassion and empathy towards those fleeing oppressive regimes (created more often than not by the UK’s foreign policies eg war in Iraq, Afghanistan etc).

Terry Banfield, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran

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4:57pm Thu 1 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

The key word here is FAILED assylum seekers. ie they have no right to be in the UK and we have no responsibility for them. They will have a roof over their head, They will be fed and they will be given any needed medical treatment untill they are returned home.
The key word here is FAILED assylum seekers. ie they have no right to be in the UK and we have no responsibility for them. They will have a roof over their head, They will be fed and they will be given any needed medical treatment untill they are returned home. Bobevans

4:57pm Thu 1 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

The key word here is FAILED assylum seekers. ie they have no right to be in the UK and we have no responsibility for them. They will have a roof over their head, They will be fed and they will be given any needed medical treatment untill they are returned home.
The key word here is FAILED assylum seekers. ie they have no right to be in the UK and we have no responsibility for them. They will have a roof over their head, They will be fed and they will be given any needed medical treatment untill they are returned home. Bobevans

12:16am Fri 2 Nov 12

Howie' says...

Bobevans wrote:
The key word here is FAILED assylum seekers. ie they have no right to be in the UK and we have no responsibility for them. They will have a roof over their head, They will be fed and they will be given any needed medical treatment untill they are returned home.
We understood with your first post, Bob, no need to tell us twice.

Nice to see your humanity shining through as usual!
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: The key word here is FAILED assylum seekers. ie they have no right to be in the UK and we have no responsibility for them. They will have a roof over their head, They will be fed and they will be given any needed medical treatment untill they are returned home.[/p][/quote]We understood with your first post, Bob, no need to tell us twice. Nice to see your humanity shining through as usual! Howie'

2:00pm Fri 2 Nov 12

Llanmartinangel says...

How many people, with zero right to be here, do you think we should maintain? treat? I would argue that, since we seemingly cannot afford to treat our own sick, elderly and disabled, then we probably have too many already. Don't they have rights too?
How many people, with zero right to be here, do you think we should maintain? treat? I would argue that, since we seemingly cannot afford to treat our own sick, elderly and disabled, then we probably have too many already. Don't they have rights too? Llanmartinangel

4:52pm Sat 3 Nov 12

chris227 says...

it is disgraceful that these people are used as pawns in a game by a legal profession looking to milk the legal aid for all its worth
it is disgraceful that these people are used as pawns in a game by a legal profession looking to milk the legal aid for all its worth chris227

1:10pm Sun 4 Nov 12

Mervyn James says...

I suspect you are talking about human rights lawyers, clearly the lowest life forms on the planet ! These are the people fighting Al-Queda's corners,illegal migration, abuse of British Taxpayers money, prostitute smugglers, people that still aspire to use slaves, areas that marry off 12 yr old girls to decrepit old men for visas, people who set up false 'universities' so illegals who wouldn't get here usually, sign up and then vanish into the woodwork, the people who organise 'gangs' to employ illegals etc etc, less HR lawyers more instant repatriations we should be helping those in threat of death, but the European laws clearly state FIRST port of call has to accommodate them, but Europe shunts them right up to Calais and then HERE. I think the first in line for repatriation to Siberia are these shyster lawyers ripping everyone off and contributing to the problem,we had Hook here for years taking the P.... enough. Human rights is a farce, a licence for these people to print their own money..
I suspect you are talking about human rights lawyers, clearly the lowest life forms on the planet ! These are the people fighting Al-Queda's corners,illegal migration, abuse of British Taxpayers money, prostitute smugglers, people that still aspire to use slaves, areas that marry off 12 yr old girls to decrepit old men for visas, people who set up false 'universities' so illegals who wouldn't get here usually, sign up and then vanish into the woodwork, the people who organise 'gangs' to employ illegals etc etc, less HR lawyers more instant repatriations we should be helping those in threat of death, but the European laws clearly state FIRST port of call has to accommodate them, but Europe shunts them right up to Calais and then HERE. I think the first in line for repatriation to Siberia are these shyster lawyers ripping everyone off and contributing to the problem,we had Hook here for years taking the P.... enough. Human rights is a farce, a licence for these people to print their own money.. Mervyn James

8:22pm Sun 4 Nov 12

welshmen says...

Asylum Seekers are to seek asylum in the FIRST neutral country they cross according to the the UN Charter. But the word got out that this Country is offering. Free housing, Free groceries, Free clothes, Free electricity, Free gas, Free water rates, Free council tax, free mobile phone and calls,Free legal Aid Free Translators, Free medical treatment to anyone with a sob story, it will never stop, PUT THE LID BACK ON THE JAM POT and they will go else ware, there are people in our Country getting food parcels to survive week by week, our pensioners have to survive this winter with 6 to 11 % rise in energy rises, its not non Christian to look after our own people first, i and millions of our people were never asked "shall we let anybody who want to come here for Free come here"? no we were not, same as the European Union that's Bleeding us dry, where's our vote on that?...
Asylum Seekers are to seek asylum in the FIRST neutral country they cross according to the the UN Charter. But the word got out that this Country is offering. Free housing, Free groceries, Free clothes, Free electricity, Free gas, Free water rates, Free council tax, free mobile phone and calls,Free legal Aid Free Translators, Free medical treatment to anyone with a sob story, it will never stop, PUT THE LID BACK ON THE JAM POT and they will go else ware, there are people in our Country getting food parcels to survive week by week, our pensioners have to survive this winter with 6 to 11 % rise in energy rises, its not non Christian to look after our own people first, i and millions of our people were never asked "shall we let anybody who want to come here for Free come here"? no we were not, same as the European Union that's Bleeding us dry, where's our vote on that?... welshmen

8:13am Mon 5 Nov 12

Llanmartinangel says...

Mervyn James wrote:
I suspect you are talking about human rights lawyers, clearly the lowest life forms on the planet ! These are the people fighting Al-Queda's corners,illegal migration, abuse of British Taxpayers money, prostitute smugglers, people that still aspire to use slaves, areas that marry off 12 yr old girls to decrepit old men for visas, people who set up false 'universities' so illegals who wouldn't get here usually, sign up and then vanish into the woodwork, the people who organise 'gangs' to employ illegals etc etc, less HR lawyers more instant repatriations we should be helping those in threat of death, but the European laws clearly state FIRST port of call has to accommodate them, but Europe shunts them right up to Calais and then HERE. I think the first in line for repatriation to Siberia are these shyster lawyers ripping everyone off and contributing to the problem,we had Hook here for years taking the P.... enough. Human rights is a farce, a licence for these people to print their own money..
Spot on. The legal profession seems to have split into ambulance chasers who claim their activities are 'free' but everyone pays through higher tax or insurance premiums, and human rights lawyers who can exploit a single case for years and the tax payer gets the double whammy. The lawyer gets paid via public funded legal aid and the whole time the plaintiff is supported by benefits or illegal activity. This is yet another area no-one in this'democracy' of ours seems to want yet it continues.
[quote][p][bold]Mervyn James[/bold] wrote: I suspect you are talking about human rights lawyers, clearly the lowest life forms on the planet ! These are the people fighting Al-Queda's corners,illegal migration, abuse of British Taxpayers money, prostitute smugglers, people that still aspire to use slaves, areas that marry off 12 yr old girls to decrepit old men for visas, people who set up false 'universities' so illegals who wouldn't get here usually, sign up and then vanish into the woodwork, the people who organise 'gangs' to employ illegals etc etc, less HR lawyers more instant repatriations we should be helping those in threat of death, but the European laws clearly state FIRST port of call has to accommodate them, but Europe shunts them right up to Calais and then HERE. I think the first in line for repatriation to Siberia are these shyster lawyers ripping everyone off and contributing to the problem,we had Hook here for years taking the P.... enough. Human rights is a farce, a licence for these people to print their own money..[/p][/quote]Spot on. The legal profession seems to have split into ambulance chasers who claim their activities are 'free' but everyone pays through higher tax or insurance premiums, and human rights lawyers who can exploit a single case for years and the tax payer gets the double whammy. The lawyer gets paid via public funded legal aid and the whole time the plaintiff is supported by benefits or illegal activity. This is yet another area no-one in this'democracy' of ours seems to want yet it continues. Llanmartinangel

8:15am Tue 6 Nov 12

Oddjob says...

Christianity is on the wane (I wonder why that is) People no longer attend in the numbers that they once did and derelict churches can be found all over the UK or are being demolished or turned into Mosques. It should be no surprise that so called Christian values are also on the wane.
Christianity is on the wane (I wonder why that is) People no longer attend in the numbers that they once did and derelict churches can be found all over the UK or are being demolished or turned into Mosques. It should be no surprise that so called Christian values are also on the wane. Oddjob

8:33am Tue 6 Nov 12

Mervyn James says...

I don't think it is on the wane (Values), people just find the church bit boring. The whole of the UK still basis law and fairness on them. That mosques abound can be a concern as their values are very strict and rigid, and very anti-human rights too. Take care we don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. We will have no reference point. Christians were heavily attacked for their stance on Homosexuality, but Islam is even less forgiving, you don't see Gay Imams !
I don't think it is on the wane (Values), people just find the church bit boring. The whole of the UK still basis law and fairness on them. That mosques abound can be a concern as their values are very strict and rigid, and very anti-human rights too. Take care we don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. We will have no reference point. Christians were heavily attacked for their stance on Homosexuality, but Islam is even less forgiving, you don't see Gay Imams ! Mervyn James

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