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Britain should take in more refugees, says Tory MP

Refugees trying to reach the Greek coast in a rubber dinghy. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View Johnny Mercer has said that Britain should do more to help refugees, including taking more in - despite David Cameron saying this was not the answer to the crisis.

Shocking pictures of a young refugee boy who had drowned along with several others trying to reach the Greek coast have prompted several politicians, as well as the UN, to call on the government to do more.

Former British Army captain Mr Mercer is one of those calling for action, saying that while taking in more refugees is not the whole solution to the crisis, it is a part of it.

Speaking to us earlier, he stressed that they should be called 'refugees', rather than 'migrants'.

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