You may have seen my video this week about the UN Migration Pact, due to be signed in Morocco in December. The pact is non-binding but seeks for nation-states to make mass (illegal) migration easier and safer for migrants. While this may seem laudable, what it amounts to is an invitation for people to unlawfully make their way to Western countries, and requests that Western governments assist in this endeavour. This is a dangerous and irresponsible proposal that must be opposed. Several countries, including the United States, Australia and some Eastern European countries have said they will not sign the pact. We demand that the UK government do the same. There is a petition to the Government asking that it not sign this pact here – please sign.
Furthermore, we suggest you write to your MP to voice your dissent against this dangerous pact. A sample letter is below:
Dear (Your MP),
I write with regard to the UN Global Compact for Migration. The Compact intends to “reduce the risks and vulnerabilities migrants face at different stages of migration by respecting, protecting and fulfilling their human rights and providing them with care and assistance”.
It is my belief that the above amounts to an irresponsible invitation to people, often from the poorest countries, to attempt treacherous journeys towards Europe and other Western nations. This will inevitably result in an increase in human trafficking, as well as tragic and unnecessary death. The compact also asks that nation-states provide assistance to those undertaking such unlawful journeys. It is wrong for the United Nations to require nation-states to accommodate and assist mass migration that can place the interests and safety of their own citizens at risk.
The United States, Australia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria, and Slovenia have all refused to sign this agreement and I ask that the United Kingdom do the same.
The Prime Minister has promised an end to the free movement of people as part of her Brexit deal, therefore it is inconsistent for the British Government to agree to this UN proposal.
Please speak out in opposition to this agreement and inform the Prime Minister of concern among the British public.
Thank you for speaking out on this vital issue
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