The barely concealed joy of council bigwigs at the first Ukrainian refugee family through the door at Bristol City Council last month was quickly silenced when the family told the assembled reception committee that they “don’t want to live next door to any coloured people”!
The constant media and political frenzy around the arrival of white European refugees has also overshadowed the plight of the – now – unfashionable Afghani refugees in the city. We’re reliably informed about 95 per cent of our refugees from Afghanistan are still to be housed. Most are still being put up in hotels.
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