Benedict Cumberbatch wants a meeting with Britain’s home secretary theresa may to discuss Europe’s refugee crisis. The Sherlock actor has loaned his support to fundraising efforts to help thousands of refugees fleeing bloodshed in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, by signing an open letter in September (15) calling for the U.K. government to take more action.
Nevertheless, he is not convinced British officials have done enough after the celebrity-backed appeal, and he now wants a proper conversation to debate with the issue. ‘ I am quite pleased to express that and No, it’s not good enough,’ Benedict tells Sky News. ‘I’d like to sit back with Theresa May and receive a full understanding that there is essentially a zero amount of fiscal benefit from an immigrant population.
‘There’s just a huge crisis and not enough is being done about what is happening now. Yes we need long-term solutions and yes it’s a good idea to get people out of camps so they don’t make the perilous journey, yes it’s a good idea to have a specific solution for them once they arrive here. ‘But in the meantime 5,000 people a day are arriving on the island of Lesbos and there’s nothing on the shoreline but abandoned life jackets and there are boats as far as you can see on the horizon day and night and its happening.’
Benedict recently loaned his support into a fundraising appeal by boosting a charity single for Save the Children to aid refugees.