MoD - there are no plans to house asylum seekers in defence accomodation

The Ministry of Defence has tweeted the following:

"Following inaccurate reporting from Sunday Express this evening, we can confirm there are no plans to house asylum seekers in Defence accommodation."

They added

"As has been previously made public, 550 military homes are set aside to accommodate individuals who have relocated to the UK on the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme."

(And obviously, under that scheme Britain has given refuge to people who had helped or worked for the British armed forces, and whose lives were in danger in Afghanistan for exactly that reason. These individuals and families are not "asylum seekers," they are people to whom Britain has already given refuge because we owe them a responsibility to keep them safe.)


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