Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Dale Farm: " ..a humanitarian crisis."

Bishop Thomas McMahon has visited the travellers site at Dale Farm, with the Bishop of the Church of England diocese of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell. As well as visiting residents of the site, they spoke to journalists. The full text of a joint statement following the visit can be read here.

This is a desperate situation. It is important that people should know that it is a humanitarian crisis, whatever they make of the legality and politics of the situation. The travellers are frightened and anxious people. If elderly and infirm people were shown on TV being forced out of their homes, we wouldn’t think we were watching something happening in England, but that is what will happen here.

The BBC's most recent coverage is here, with links to earlier coverage.

No comments: