"We may have a generation long battle against the new totalitarianism just as we did its predecessors," she said in a speech to the CER in London. "And just as we did faced with totalitarian regimes past, we have a moral responsibility again do our bit to help those who flee to survive."
If every area took ten families, Britain could 'do its bit' to stop the suffering of refugees. "I'm asking the Prime Minister, I'm asking Scotland and Wales, I'm asking councils, I'm asking communities, I'm asking faith groups, I'm asking campaigning organisations, I'm asking everyone," said Yvette Cooper during her speech at the CER.
Speaking at the CER, Miss Cooper said: "If every city took 10 refugee families, if every London borough took 10 families, if every county council took 10 families, then in a month we'd have nearly 10,000 more places for vulnerable refugees fleeing danger, seeking safety."
Speaking at the CER on Tuesday, Cooper said Britain was "stuck in political cowardice that assumes British voters' unease about immigration means they will not forgive anyone who calls for sanctuary – even though our nation has given shelter to the persecuted for centuries, and sometimes moral leadership is needed".