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The UK should honour its commitments to refugees

We are morally and legally obliged to, and our international standing depends on it

By Claire Spencer  

Migrants and refugees fleeing Libya on board of a wooden boat sail at the Mediterranean sea ©Emilio Morenatti/AP/Press Association Images

The sign of an open society, assured of its own values, can be seen in the compassion it shows to others in dire circumstances and need. The UK’s self-confidence in this respect was suffering even before the referendum campaign on membership of the European Union. Last week, record numbers of migrants…

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