Amanda Holden has criticized Priti Patel for her policy towards Ukrainian refugees entering the UK, as she opens up about the heartbreaking situation in Ukraine
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Amanda Holden has criticized Priti Patel for her handling of the Ukraine refugee crisis.
The Britain’s Got Talent star and radio presenter visited the Ukrainian border last weekend to speak to people fleeing war and witness for themselves the horrors of those who try. leave the country.
Amanda and her team at Global have started their own podcast about Hidden Voices of Ukraine.
And during an appearance on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today, Amanda bullied the Home Secretary over the “ridiculous” paperwork people have to fill out before arriving in the UK.
Speaking to hosts Susanna Reid and Martin Lewis, Amanda said: “There’s a Union Jack flag there and I’ve been talking to great volunteers from a charity trying to solve the problem. that subject.
“But 35 pages of paperwork, including the first five questions, are asking refugees about their financial situation, how is their mortgage situation, when they actually have a bag on their lap with socks on. all their property.”
She added: “It’s completely absurd. Priti Patel wins, we won’t attract many people to our country, despite the fact that 150,000 people have volunteered to open their doors. I feel very disappointed about that, to be honest.”
Amanda described the difficult paperwork to get the people needed to come to the UK, as she spoke of the “horrific” situation.
“It’s an absolute horrifying situation, but it’s clear she doesn’t want immigrants right Priti? I’m not political but it really got me through,” she raged as she apologized. for being political.
Susanna then told her: “It’s a political statement, isn’t it?”
While Martin praised Amanda for her work, adding: “When you visit, you see it first-hand.
“If you’re not affected by it, perhaps something is wrong with you. Politics is not partisan politics, politics is expressing an opinion about something you know and do. care. So it’s good to do that.”
Amanda had earlier praised volunteers around the world who have helped people in Ukraine.
“There are many volunteers from all over the world,” she said. [Who have] raise and leave their homes and families to come here and volunteer. There is a real feeling of love, even as I was walking down one of these homemade streets, someone saw me without gloves and gave me a pair. I just feel pretty overwhelmed by the whole thing to be honest with you. “
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/amanda-holden-slams-priti-patel-26525157 Amanda Holden stabs Priti Patel as she opens up about the dire situation in Ukraine