Anyone in such a post will find Alexander Betts and Paul Collier’s book Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System invaluable, writes Stephen Williams
Thanks for Caroline Moorehead’s explication of the all-party parliamentary group’s excellent suggestion (We need a refugees minister, 17 May). I can only add that any such appointee will find Alexander Betts and Paul Collier’s book Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System invaluable in setting context, as it is inspiring in referencing such initiatives as the Jordan Compact, which, for example, currently enables refugee-made garments to be retailed through Asda.
A cabinet-level incumbent, as envisaged by Ms Moorehead, would additionally be vitally helpful in redirecting a habitually stonewalling Home Office that has all too often left journalistic and other interested enquirers “behind the curve” – to the chagrin of the many people whose considerable goodwill towards refugees is so frequently evidenced in both your own pages and those of other, local publications.
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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