39 bodies found in lorry container in Essex: reaction from Antony Hook MEP

   23 October 2019

Antony Hook Lib Dem MEP for South East England reacts to the Essex lorry deaths this morning.

Mr Hook said,

“I am appalled by the news that 39 people have died in a lorry container in Essex. My thoughts and sympathies are with those who have tragically died and their families.

“I have seen first hand the dangers and hardships faced by migrants and refugees. The UK needs to work with our European partners and take serious action to address the refugee crisis to stop unnecessary deaths.

“The tough stance taken on immigration and refugees by populist governments across Europe, including our own, is driving people into the hands of traffickers and putting lives at risk”.