Wednesday 26 October 2016

Bob Geldof: I'll take in four refugee families in my homes

Sir Bob Geldof called the refugee crisis an
Sir Bob Geldof called the refugee crisis an "absolute sickening disgrace"

Bob Geldof has offered to immediately take in four families as he expressed disgust at the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe.

The aid campaigner and singer said he would open the doors to his family home in Kent and his flat in London in a personal response to the shocking scenes on borders, beaches and railway stations.

“If there’s a new economy then there needs to be a new politics and it’s a failure of that new politics that’s led to this disgrace, this absolute sickening disgrace,” he said.

“I’m prepared - I’m lucky, I’ve a place in Kent and a flat in London - me and (partner) Jeanne would be prepared to take three families immediately in our place in Kent and a family in our flat in London, immediately, and put them up until such time as they can get going and get a purchase on their future.”

Geldof told Ireland’s RTE Radio: “I can’t stand what is happening. I cannot stand what it does to us.”


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