On Tuesday evening our MPs voted on the Anti-Refugee Bill. A majority voted in favour.
That means they voted in favour of treating people differently depending on how they arrived into the UK. They voted in favour of off-shore processing centres. They voted in favour of punishment, not protection.
This is crushing – but there were still wins. The government faced strong criticism and a series of rebellions led by a set of former conservative ministers.
That means the fight is not over yet.
The bill now heading back to the Lords to finalise in a process called ping-pong.
Your MP has the power to change this – call on them to be on the right side of history.
This government is out of step with the public. People in the UK are kind and generous – they open their hearts and homes to people fleeing war and persecution.
So the fight for a more welcoming, more compassionate politics, to reflect people across the UK, starts today
Let’s build on our wins and keep up the pressure!
Ilustration by Hamada, one of our Sanctuary Ambassadors.