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Britain should have a minister for refugees

The two-tier system in place currently must be changed

By Thangam Debbonaire  

Approximately 380 refugees in a wooden boat and 130 in a rubber boat get rescued on 11 Dec 2016 in international waters offshore the libyan coast in the mediterranean sea by the NGO SOS Mediterranee and transferred to Sicily on the MV Aquarius. | usage worldwide © Laurin Schmid/SOS MEDITERRANEE/DPA/PA Images

“You sit on the back, where it is warm, where the engine is. You just go from one terminal bus stop to another terminal bus stop until the morning.”

Sat in a rather old-fashioned committee room in the Houses of Parliament, it was pretty hard to hear those words. Along with parliamentarians from a range of political parties, I was listening to Kolbassia talk about his experience of being a refugee in…

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