Debate club votes in favour of housing refugees on Island

Relief aid will be more beneficial to Syrian refugees than housing them on Island.

That’s one of the views of Health and Social Care Minister David Ashford.

He voiced his argument against the motion of allowing Syrian families on the Isle of Man at a recent school event, organised by the St Ninian’s debate club.

Standing alongside Mr Ashford was Rob Callister MHK, while MHKs Daphne Caine and Bill Shimmins argued in favour.

The against party told the room how the Isle of Man has donated £1.5 million to the tragedy.

Debate club secretary Cameron Odea, says when choosing between Relief Aid or housing refugees, it shouldn’t be a case of either/or:

The outcome saw a landslide vote in favour of the motion.

Source: Manx Radio