Katie Hopkins Blasts Britain For 'Thinking With Its Heart' After David Cameron's Refugee Pledge

Katie Hopkins Delivers Her Stinging Verdict On The 20,000 Syrian Refugees Bound For Britain

Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has delivered her stinging verdict on the news that Britain is to welcome 4,000 Syrian refugees a year until 2020.

David Cameron on Monday announced the hotly anticipated number of those that would be resettled in the UK, but was criticised by some for only committing to a fifteenth of the figure adopted by Germany.

Some lambasted his pledge for homing just six refugees fleeing war-ravaged Syria per constituency per year, others complaining that other EU countries were welcoming more than 15,000 per week in comparison.

But media personality Hopkins complained the new number unveiled by Cameron was the result of Britain thinking too much with its heart, rather than its head.

Referencing a quote from the Prime Minister's speech on Monday, when he told MPs the 4,000 a year figure was a decision made with "head and heart", Hopkins told her almost 600,000 Twitter followers: "Britain is thinking with its heart not its head. That's like dancing with your elbows."

She also mocked the Government's foreign policy on Syria, which suffered a crushing blow in 2013 when Cameron's vote to intervene in Syria was defeated by cross-party consensus.

The 40-year-old former Apprentice candidate posted a picture of a box of plasters, commenting: "Given you lot are so galvanised by a single image, here is our current foreign policy in Syria."

The 'single image' comment was suggested by some to refer to uproar that emerged last week over drowned Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old who's lifeless body was captured washed up on a Turkish beach.

Hopkins was lambasted on social media in the light of the photo surfacing, after Twitter users reminded her of a column she had previously penned, which read: "Show me bodies floating in water, play violins and show me skinny people looking sad. I still don't care."

A petition to 'exchange' Hopkins for 50,000 refugees garnered support over the weekend, after 20,000 people signed it in just 24 hours.


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