The British government is trying to make it almost impossible for refugees to claim asylum in the UK. Incredibly, Home Secretary Priti Patel's latest proposals will put the UK in direct opposition to the 1951 Geneva Convention.
The proposed law - recently rushed through the consultation phase - will shut down more of the few remaining legal routes to the UK.
According to The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Priti Patel's proposed law means that 'LGBTQ+ people and those fleeing political or religious persecution will be left with no options to travel to the UK'.
This. Is. Not. Fair.
So I'm getting on my bicycle (again) this summer and cycling really really far* with Thighs of Steel and fundraising for grassroots organisations that offer refugees the welcome that our government withholds.
Please donate generously and let's show Priti Patel that refugees are always welcome here.
* How far? That is TBD. I'm hoping that we'll be able to do a supported tour of the whole shebang - in which case, I should end up riding about 2,400km over the summer. That's the distance from the UK to the EU's border with Turkey.
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