Support for Ukraine

Part of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – in the House of Commons on 8th March 2022.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

I agree with Douglas Ross, who asked the first question on this. Like all bullies, Vladimir Putin demonstrates horrific patterns of behaviour. He helped to starve Syrians in Aleppo and elsewhere, and now he is obliterating Ukrainian cities. But do we not also have to look at our own patterns of behaviour? I see the same administrative failures that hampered our response to Syrian refugees now limiting that desire that the British public have to help Ukrainian refugees. That administrative incompetence is harming our approach. What consideration has the Foreign Secretary made of the effect of the Home Office’s inadequacies on Foreign Office objectives?