George Lansbury Memorial Lecture
A memorable George Lansbury Memorial Lecture took place on the evening of Thursday 16 November at the LSE Library. Labour politician Lord Alfred Dubbs spoke on the topic Refugees: Britain's response and the global situation.
Such was the topicality of the subject that I believe Lord Dubbs was busy with his pencil and eraser on the tube journey to the LSE - supreme court rulings, ministerial sackings and appointments together with attempts to resurrect a disgusting and disingenuous immigration policy all combined to give us, and Lord Dubbs, plenty of food for thought.
It was most refreshing to hear from a politician capable of distinguishing truth from fiction, reality from fantasy and capable of recognising the need to meet the basic humanitarian requirements of individuals in circumstances that many of us are incapable of even imagining.
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