James O'Brien is Leading Britain's Conversation.
14 September 2016, 08:52
Spent £1.7bn On Britain's Needy People, Not Refugees: Ferrari
Spend 1.7billion on resettling refugees in Britain? Nick Ferrari says we should be spending the money on our own needy people - homeless ex-soldiers, the NHS and elderly people who can't afford their heating bills.
Nick Ferrari made a passionate plea to divert the £1.7billion used to resettle refugees on Britain's needy people instead.
That huge sum is the amount it will cost to rehome the 20,000 refugees that the government will take in.
Mike Noyes from ActionAid told Nick that he lacked humanity, but that set Nick off on an epic monologue about how much better the money could be spent here.
Nick said: "Where is the humanity expressed to the former service personnel who are sleeping rough on the streets?
"Where's the humanity expressed to people who are waiting, waiting a long time for desperately important surgeon and we can't fund it?
"Where's the humanity to elderly people who will die this winter because they can't turn up the gas all the electric.
"Where's the humanity expressed to them? That's what always intrigues me."