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Hate is not welcome here

July 30, 2020 12:57 PM

Reacting to the news that former Ukip and Brexit party leader Nigel Farage visited Bromsgrove to film a video criticising local residents seeking asylum, local campaigner and spokesperson for the Bromsgrove Lib Dems Sam Evans said: "hate is not welcome here".

He added: "Whilst we understand concerns about illegal immigration, it is unacceptable that Mr Farage should travel to Bromsgrove to make a video criticising people temporarily housed here for safety reasons due to the pandemic. These people are not illegal immigrants and are legitimately housed in our local area whilst awaiting a decision on their status. Due to UK law they are prohibited from working in the UK."

"Nigel's description of one of our hotels as "completely taken over" by migrants is inaccurate and unacceptable."

The Bromsgrove Lib Dems have condemned Mr Farage for coming to Bromsgrove to whip up hatred in our local community and have expressed they are proud of the amazing kindness from local residents to those seeking asylum in our community. Local campaigner Sam pointed to examples of this, such as local runners donating sports equipment and other generous donations even though many people are experiencing their own hardships and challenges.