May 22, 2017


Alex Calder


Beyond sparring politicians and scaremongering around immigration, many struggle just to survive in the largest movement of people since World War 2. Refugees are in the millions: yet countries like the UK sweep the issue away through nationalist rhetoric.  These people are not a “swarm”, they should not be dehumanised through language, and though the distance is kept between us, we share a common humanity and, through empathy, can recognise another’s suffering. We must look beyond our experiences and open our hearts to those who have lost or have been forced from their homes, and seek only refuge.