Politicians Call for Wales to Be Transformed into World’s First Migrant ‘Sanctuary’

Politicians Call for Wales to Be Transformed into World’s First Migrant ‘Sanctuary’, by Jack Montgomery.

Politicians in Wales are campaigning to transform the country into the world’s first “nation of sanctuary” for “refugees and asylum seekers”.

The Welsh Assembly’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has published a report which chairman John Griffiths (Labour) hopes will help advance the Welsh Government’s goal of becoming a sanctuary, a commitment agreed in principle in 2012. …

The opposition Welsh separatist party, Plaid Cymru, is also in favour of turning Wales into a migrant sanctuary, with leader Leanne Wood having promoted the policy for a number of years.

Yep, that Wales:

An insignificant problem:

Evidence of strong public support for mass immigration in Wales is lacking, however.

A substantial poll carried out for WalesOnline by YouGov in 2014 found that 68 per cent of people believe immigration controls should be tighter, compared with 5 per cent who believe they should be relaxed.

41 per cent of respondents also believed that immigration has damaged Wales, with 18 per cent saying the damage has been “very bad”. This compares with 22 per cent who said immigration has benefited Wales, with just 5 per saying the effects have been “very good”.

Nothing a stiff dose of propaganda couldn’t fix, surely?

A reader with a Welsh background reports:

I can remember being surprised to find out that all my relatives had defected from supporting Labor to UKIP about five years ago