Melanie Phillips is wrong to claim Britain should close its doors to refugees fleeing civil war and persecution. She thinks it matters that many might be Muslim and confuses positive net migration with refugees when they are a small part of it. She writes from the safe enclave of her study without knowledge or experience of being a migrant or refugee. If she's worried about sending signals, she could start by rethinking her ill informed and judged remarks.
10 September 2015