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To The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP,

I write to you with the same message that a group of celebrities sent to the Prime Minister recently.

This Government’s decision to close the “Dubs” programme for vulnerable refugee children is truly shameful.

The idea that as a country we will slam the door shut after just 350 children have reached safety is completely unacceptable.

Lord Dubs was himself a child saved by Sir Nicholas Winton who rescued 669 children virtually single-handed.

It is embarrassing that the Prime Minister’s government will not even manage to match the example set by Sir Nicholas (her former constituent) all those years ago, let alone the efforts of the Kindertransport movement, of which he was a part, and which saved 10,000 children from the Nazis.

It is clear from the work of charities like Citizens UK’s Safe Passage project and Help Refugees that where these safe and legal routes are blocked, children are left with a terrible choice between train tracks on the one hand and people traffickers on the other.

The Government’s threadbare consultation with councils is now nine months out of date.

The country we know and love is bigger than this. Communities and councils across the country stand ready to do more. The government must agree to extend the programme and re-consult with councils immediately.

Yours sincerely,