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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Which high profile advocates do you have in mind?
    Lily Allen moans she can't move back to her flat | Daily Mail Online

    The row has seen the singer accused of 'profiteering' by renting out the property to wealthy foreigners instead of taking in refugees as she had previously pledged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonster View Post
    So it is the nonsense "Well why don't you take a refugee into your home" crap, you're peddling here then?
    So there is no merit in high profile advocates actually physically doing something about the plight of refugees e.g. housing and cash donations?? It is easy to say one supports an issue, but one has to show example or else it is virtue signaling, simple as!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Which high profile advocates do you have in mind?
    There is many and you know well. I applaud any advocate for actually showing leadership and example. High profile advocates who call for help for refugees from their Ivory towers, should be called out if they dont show example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    So there is no merit in high profile advocates actually physically doing something about the plight of refugees e.g. housing and cash donations??
    Pressing the government to revise the kind of support offered to these people will help more than putting up one or two people. Also, again to not that nowhere as any advocate of improving the treatment of refugees suggested that you, I, or anyone else for that matter, should be compelled to host refugees in their homes. So there is no hypocrisy there.

    Likewise, funding is not necessarily an issue. Me donating a significant, relative to my means, sum of money to a refugee isn't going to make a difference to anyone else - supporting high level advocacy, research etc will.


    It is easy to say one supports an issue, but one has to show example or else it is virtue signaling, simple as!
    Oh would you ever f**k off with your virtue signaling. It's a bollox call for people like you to try and diminish the opinions of others you don't agree with. Dealing with disadvantaged people, be they minorities, refugees, homeless, addicts, is a hugely complex issue for which only a multi-actor approach can even hope to improve their lot. If you can't see that, then there's really no point engaging with you, but there is hope that if one does you'll come to realise it. if you refuse to accept it, which I expect is the situation here, then the only merit in calling out your stereotypical view of refugees, the conflating them with migrants, the conflating migrants from EU and from other, places etc is not that you might change your mind, but at least that others viewing thread like this will see though your bulls**t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cunnyfunt View Post
    Lily Allen moans she can't move back to her flat | Daily Mail Online

    The row has seen the singer accused of 'profiteering' by renting out the property to wealthy foreigners instead of taking in refugees as she had previously pledged.
    Lily Allen isn't high profile by any reasonable measure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
    Lily Allen isn't high profile by any reasonable measure.
    Quite true.

    Also, people potentially overstaying their lease in a rented property has absolutely nothing to do with the country's treatment of refugees.
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    I get banned for these type of threads
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