Tory MP's urge for change in Prime Ministers stance on the refugee crisis

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The international Organization for Migration have reported that there has been around 350,000 migrants who are fleeing their war torn countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa putting enormous pressure on EU countries. While Germany may take up to 800,000 asylum seekers this year, the UK has only taken in a couple hundred over this past year.

The recent photo of the 3-year old Syrian boy that drowned and was found on a Turkish beach has reignited the urgency for action. Tory MP’s are putting pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to meet with the Government's Cobra Emergency Committee, organize an EU Summit meeting and agree to a parliamentary debate on this issue. The acting party leader, Harriet Harman, sent a letter to him this morning in regards to these requests.

Liberal Democratic Leader, Tim Farron and many others are encouraging the Prime Minister to take in more refugees. They claim that he needs to stop “dragging his feet” and keep with the British tradition of offering sanctuary to those most in need.

This doesn’t seem like a likely outcome as David Cameron has recently said that, “I don’t think there is an answer that can be achieved simply by taking more and more refugees”. He believes that in order to solve the European migration crisis the focus should be on bringing “peace and stability” to the war-torn Middle East.

We will have to wait and see if Tory MP’s call for action to take in more refugees and rethink his position will make any impact on David Cameron. If that doesn’t, perhaps Germany and Austria’s threat over the EU Reform might make him reconsider.

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