‘Tories should act now for pity’s sake or extra lives shall be tragically misplaced in Channel’ – Voice of the Mirror

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel are pushing forward with the flawed Nationality and Borders Bill as a substitute of taking a second to mirror on the very fact their very own influence evaluation states it may push individuals into taking even-more-dangerous journeys to the UK

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Johnson to ‘speed up’ border crackdown after deaths in Channel

A mum-to-be and three youngsters had been among the many 27 individuals who died making an attempt to cross the Channel in a flimsy dinghy.

This dreadful tragedy must be a second for the Government to mirror on whether or not its strategy is working.

But as a substitute of asking how they’ll stop extra lives being misplaced, Boris Johnson and Priti Patel are pushing forward with the flawed Nationality and Borders Bill.

The Government’s personal influence evaluation states the proposed measures, removed from performing as a deterrent, may push individuals into taking even-more-dangerous journeys to the UK.

At the second there are not any protected routes for these searching for asylum right here. Ministers have nonetheless not introduced within the scheme they promised for individuals escaping persecution in Afghanistan.

At the identical time they’ve closed down the Syrian settlement programme and the Dubs scheme to assist unaccompanied youngsters.

There is a necessity for France to do extra and for more durable motion towards individuals smugglers.

But the Government should additionally supply a extra compassionate route for these in real want or there’ll solely be extra lives tragically misplaced.

Have a coronary heart

We know defibrillators could make the distinction between life and loss of life.

That is why the Mirror is campaigning for them to be out there in all public areas.

But as our analysis reveals in the present day, should you reside in a affluent neighbourhood you might be 3 times extra prone to have entry to considered one of these machines than should you reside in a disadvantaged space.

Chances of surviving a coronary heart assault mustn’t rely in your deal with or the dimensions of your financial institution stability.

Ministers should require defibrillators to be out there in each a part of the nation.

Danger in retailer

Shoppers will in the present day be dashing out to snap up Black Friday bargains.

But within the rush for the perfect buys, please be thoughtful to others. We don’t need it to be black-and-blue Friday.

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