Gary Lineker has taken a bit of stick this week for comments (such as the one above) on Twitter. The Sun went to town on him and there were calls for him to be sacked from the BBC.
But Gary Lineker deserves to be saluted for putting his head above the parapet. It is very important that iconic figures, such as Lineker (especially those like him who have many young fans) should say “enough is enough” in the drift to more and more overtly uncompassionate language towards refugees.
There’s an excellent Channel 4 news FactCheck which details the procedures used to screen refugees.