Bishops hit out at ‘criminalisation of Good Samaritan’ over Channel crossings

Letter from 12 C of E bishops says nationality bill is ‘affront to justice’ by penalising the saving of a life

Twelve Church of England bishops have accused the government of criminalising “Good Samaritans” who seek to save the lives of migrants crossing the Channel in small boats.

, Bishops hit out at ‘criminalisation of Good Samaritan’ over Channel crossings, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The bishops, who speak on asylum and refugee issues within the church, say the nationality and borders bill before parliament is an “affront to justice” by putting the saving of life under a legal penalty.

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