Council leader can’t decide whether to help refugees or not

Leader of Swindon Borough Council, David Renard, is struggling to decide on whether or not to help refugees by putting a donation box at the council offices.

Councillor Jim Robbins announced on Twitter that Councillor David Renard has agreed to host a donation box for Swindon-Calais Solidarity at the council offices.

Although it seems that Councillor Renard hasn’t yet made a decision, tweeting: “I said I would consider it. Surprised this has turned into a decision!”

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Councillor Robbins has said that he will launch a relentless campaign to get the donation box set up, saying that he ‘will start lobbying’ Councillor Renard ‘extensively’ to ‘firm up that consideration into a positive decision’.