Yvette Cooper: UK should take in 10,000 refugees

Yvette Cooper says UK is capable of taking in 10,000 refugees Credit: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper has said that if every city, and every London borough, agreed to take in just ten families each then the UK could house as many as 10,000 refugees.

Speaking today as Europe's migrant crisis escalated, Cooper also declared it was the country's "moral responsibility" to help those who were fleeing foreign conflict: