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Vietnamese refugees in 1979

Jonathan Freedland looks back to the 1970s and compares Britain's response to the needs of thousands of refugees from Vietnam with its current reaction to refugees from Syria.

Jonathan Freedland compares Britain's response to refugees from Vietnam in the 1970s with our reaction to refugees from Syria today.

Thousands of Vietnamese refugees came to the UK from 1979, were placed in camps and then dispersed around the country.

Jonathan and his guests ask how well Britain met the needs of those Vietnamese refugees, how they and their children adapted to life in the UK and what their experience tells us about today's refugee crisis.

Producer Julia Johnson.

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28 minutes


  • Tue 22 Sep 2015 09:00
  • Tue 22 Sep 2015 21:30