Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf announced in a speech to the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference on Wednesday that Scotland was ready to accept Palestinian refugees from Gaza. Yousaf used his position as keynote speaker to accuse British Home Secretary Suella Braverman of using “dog whistle language” that appealed to extremists. “At the Conservative conference, Britain’s Home Secretary warned of what she described as a ‘hurricane’ of migrants arriving in the UK and other Western countries.
“When I hear that dog whistle language, it makes me shiver. “It inspires me to work even harder for independence, so that Scotland’s immigration policy is decided here in Scotland, never again by extremist politicians in Westminster.” “In the past, people in Scotland and the United Kingdom have opened their hearts and homes to welcome those from Syria, Ukraine and many other countries. Conference, we must do it again,” Yousaf announced at the SNP conference.
“There are currently a million displaced people in Gaza. That is why today I am calling on the international community to commit to a global refugee program for the people of Gaza. “I am calling on the UK Government to take two urgent steps. Firstly, they should start working on creating a refugee resettlement scheme for those from Gaza who are willing and able to leave. In doing so, Scotland intends to become the first country in the UK to offer safety and refuge to those caught up in these terrible attacks.” “Let me be clear, Scotland is ready to play its part. Our hospitals will treat the injured men, women and children of Gaza where we can.”
This article is originally published on radioj.fr