In an online interview which was posted on twitter, Jeremy went on a rant about refugees crossing the English Channel to seek safety from “environmental disaster, human rights abuses and war” in Britain. Many people reacted to this on twitter with one saying: “ So why didn’t they stay in the EU? is that not a place of safety. Or is it because they see the possibility of a better financial deal here? In other words economic migrants. And does Corbyn ever put a limit on the numbers he would welcome? Or where to house them? Etc….”
Corbyn wrote: “ We must show humanity towards refugees – people looking for a place of safety who are often victims of environmental disaster, human rights abuses and war. #RefugeesWelcome“. According to recent EU commission official figures, out of the 140,000 people who entered the European Union illegally only a third would be eligible to claim refugee status. This is why the EU are trying to find a stronger mechanism against this illegal activity. Full video posted below.