UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has today urged the government to take some responsibility in helping those Christians fleeing the civil war in Syria.
"Christians are being increasingly persecuted across the Middle East and Syria as extreme Islamist elements seek to purge the region of Christianity," Mr Farage said.
“Britain must take its global responsibility seriously. It would seem that EU membership has skewed our sense of compassion that has long been a hallmark of British values. This government is about to let in thousands of Bulgarians and Romanians whilst we turn our back on people who in decades past we would have helped.
“If we do not help these people then who will? We must as a nation help Christians who are fleeing Syria to escape death and torture by allowing some to come to the UK.”