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Green Party: The UK has failed to protect LGBT asylum seekers

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  1. So, what’s your solution then?

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Feb 2014, 12:16pm

    Absolutely right, we have failed LGBTI asylum seekers in the UK. What galls me is that some MPs have been calling for the UK to take Syrian refugees as a result of persecution and violence. Nigel Farage even went as far as demanding we take Christian refugees, imagine that, but you can bet none would be asked to prove they are Christian just because they may a cross around their necks. It’s time the Home Office put an end to the disgusting process gay asylum seekers have to go through, some of it humiliating and cruel. How can we band about the notion that we are beacon for freedom? It’s time this anti immigrant government took this matter seriously and stop playing politics because of an approaching election in 2015. These are human lives that are at stake. I thank Caroline Allen for this article and urge her to continue lobbying for more positive action. We must all be proactive. Contact your MPs.

  3. Cassius Johnston 6 Feb 2014, 2:25pm

    You have to shut the door sometime. Can’t take on too much weight.

  4. Helge Vladimir Tiller 6 Feb 2014, 2:26pm

    Caroline Allen, I find this actual situation you describe to be about the same in different countries in Europe. In Norway far too many gay, lesbian and transpersons have had to go back to countries like Iran / Irak. IT IS A SHAME. We have been working for a better situation in our gay org.- lobbying politicians.–so to some degree this have changed for the better during the last two years. I know an Iranian gay man who had to wait for 9 years to get his “YES”. C. Allen should be listened to !!!

  5. I’m transgender myself, however, this is none of our business. Its not our government’s god-given mission to help people who aren’t part of our country. Now, I am for completely open boarders, but only if welfare and the NHS is shut down. Until then, we should have the strictest of borders. We are not a charity. We not obliged to “help” other nations. As for the “anti-discrimination” stuff, the government should not regulate marriage, access to hormones, LGBT adoption ect, however, if someone does not want to hire us, or someone wants to say something that might be considered mean, its not the government’s place to do something about that either. The whole country has gone insane in my opinion, its turning into 1984.

    1. How insightful…

    2. ukip much?

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