Harry Leslie Smith saw the full potential of human cruelty while he was serving Britain during the second world war. But, he says, his country showed huge compassion by settling 200,000 Polish refugees in 1945. Today, however, he believes politicians are turning their backs on humanity by rejecting refugees fleeing war.
Harry Leslie Smith is a survivor of the Great Depression, a second world war RAF veteran and an activist for the poor and for the preservation of social democracy. He has written several books about Britain during the depression, the war, and postwar austerity. Join him on Twitter @Harryslaststand. He is the author ofLove Among the Ruins