Cooper: visa system for Ukrainians ‘simply not working’

In response to an urgent question, home affairs minister Kevin Foster updated the House of Commons on the granting of visas to Ukrainian refugees, telling the House that the government is “determined to help Ukrainians find safety in the face of Russian aggression”. 

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper blasted the Home Office’s response, giving examples of how “the visa system is simply not working”. 

Cooper asked “why is the home secretary so totally incapable of getting any grip on this”, as MPs called for a “more compassionate response” to the crisis.