RESCUING child refugees is the sort of sentimental nonsense that belongs in films, senior Tories have confirmed.
As pressure grows on the government to accept 3,000 vulnerable children into the UK, ministers are insisting they are all naughty little tinkers like the Artful Dodger, and should be kept away.
Tory MP Denys Finch-Hatton said: “Before you know it, the whole country will be overrun by gangs of marauding children.
“I’ve seen this sort of thing at the cinema. Fagin rescued abandoned children and they were a menace to society. Bugsy Malone and his gang were a terrible influence, and the Lost Boys just took advantage of Wendy’s kindness.
“And as for Schindler’s List, that film was about him having to take care of lots of kids that didn’t belong to him, because he meddled in other people’s business.
“Children should be isolated and alone, like when Mr Bumble locked Oliver in a cellar, but the cellar is actually France.”