“It is very important that we do not close our hearts and start equating the issue of refugees with terrorism” President Obama

We believe that Portsmouth City Council’s decision to remove Portsmouth’s asylum hub status is quite wrong. Britain has a long history of holding out the hand of friendship and showing compassion to asylum-seekers and refugees and the City of Portsmouth has always played its part in welcoming people seeking asylum. When Middle Eastern refugees are facing the worst humanitarian disaster for a generation, it is shameful that Portsmouth councillors have decided to opt out of their traditional responsibilities.

Please click here to sign HOPE not hate’s petition and ask Portsmouth councillors to review this decision.

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