The Guardian view on compassion for the stranger: not found in Fortress Europe | Editorial

The moral insight that informed the Geneva convention on refugees is weakening in our own times. That must change

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” – Gospel of Matthew 25:35.

“One girl who had suffered fuel burns on the boat as she travelled across the Channel was neglected for two days, leaving her with scars for life, it was found” – Guardian report on the treatment of detained asylum seekers in Kent, 16 December.

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