This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield has criticized the UK government for its ‘bureaucratic bad’ approach to helping millions of Ukrainian refugees fleeing war
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Phillip Schofield has criticized the UK government for its ‘bad’ approach to helping Ukrainian refugees currently fleeing their homeland amid the Russian invasion.
The This Morning presenter, 59, has condemned the UK’s ‘hostile nature’ after it imposed measures on Ukrainians hoping to seek refuge in England, Scotland and Wales as the rest of Europe welcomed them with open arms.
During a heated discussion on Thursday by ITV following the horrific airstrike that took place at a children’s hospital in Mariupol, Phillip attacked interior secretary Priti Patel.
Phillip called Ms Patel’s decision to make sure people fleeing to the UK asked to fill out visa applications online ‘evil’.
Speaking in the Commons this morning, the Home Secretary said that from Tuesday people trying to get from Ukraine to the UK with a national passport will be able to complete the entire application process online – ease pressure on visa processing centers.
However, Phillip points out that hundreds of Ukrainians may have left their homes with their children and loved ones and may have had to leave their cell phones at home.
Earlier on the show, before Ms. Patel made her statement, the This Morning host also criticized the lack of visa centers to help hundreds of Ukrainian refugees qualify for the family program. family to enter the UK – as well as the previous requirement of a certificate of childhood vaccinations.
“One of the big things being discussed at the moment is this extraordinary situation that we have at the border of refugees fleeing Ukraine and taking whatever they can,” said Phillip. shall.
He added: “Sadly, some of them can’t seem to bring their childhood vaccination certificates to the door.
“Poland has taken in almost 1.3 million refugees, Germany has taken 30,000, Slovakia has taken 153,000 and 2,000 have fled Ukraine and arrived in Ireland.
“But at the government office, the UK has granted visas to 850 Ukrainian refugees under its scheme. It is said that 22,000 applications for Ukrainians to rejoin with their relatives have been started but this application process – God knows how long while these guys stand out there in the snow waiting to see if they can get in.
“It seemed like it was purely bureaucratic,” said Phillip.
According to United Nations estimates, although more than 2.1 million people have left Ukraine, the UK has issued less than 1,000 visas.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/phillip-schofield-slams-shambolic-uk-26433478 Phillip Schofield criticizes UK government as 'disgusted' as Ukrainian refugees 'fail'