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    To mark our 60th anniversary, we’re asking 10,000 people to join with us in speaking up for a great British tradition refugee protection by signing our pledge.
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    Help us to bring an end to destitution in the asylum system and put pressure on the government to give asylum seekers permission to work.
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    The Refugee Council wants a fair, humane and effective asylum system that protects refugees and helps them to rebuild their lives in safety. By supporting our campaigns, you can make this a reality.

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02 July 2009



Hi Ruth,

That's brilliant news that your MP has signed up - thank you! We do have a public list of MPs who have signed the pledge, you can view it here:

Please do let us know at if your MP's name is not there, or if you have any ideas about how we could get them more involved.

Hannah (Campaigns and Public Affairs team)

Asylum seeker from London

Dear Refugee council,

My being someone similar those thousands of asylum seekers whose case is in the 'backlog', this campaign shows that many do care.

This campaign to some people like my self is a life line. There had been a recent judgment at the high court re work permit for a fresh claimants (see free movement website- ZO of Somalia case) and I have recently learned that the home office has appealed against that decision. The issue will take such a long time (as everything does at the home office and courts), and our voices and concerns will not be understood for sometime.

However, the battle must go on and do keep up the good work. I shall find a way to get involved and make a difference. Meanwhile, I would like to thank you for all your hard work!

An asylum seeker from London (best to remain anonymous)

Ruth Gould

I contacted my MP and after some correspondence and an unsatisfactory letter from Phil Woolas, he agreed to sign the pledge. Could you do more to publicise the MPs that HAVE done something positive?

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