“We have already accepted around 5,000 Syrians and we have introduced a specific resettlement scheme ... to help those Syrian refugees particularly at risk. As I said earlier this week, we will accept thousands more under these existing schemes and we keep them under review. And given the scale of the crisis ... today I can announce that we will do more, providing resettlement for thousands more Syrian refugees. We will continue with our approach of taking them from the refugee camps. This provides them with a more direct and safe route to the UK, rather than risking the hazardous journey which has tragically cost so many of their lives. We will set our more details next week.
“We will continue to work with partners to tackle the conflict in Syria, to provide support to the region, to go after the smuggling gangs exploiting these people, and we will continue to save lives at sea.”
What he means:
I don't want to look like a heartless bastard so we will do the minimum necessary in an attempt to satisfy public opinion on this matter. We certainly will not get involved in dealing with those refugees already in Europe. And, as far as I'm concerned, those in Calais can stay in Calais.
Do you think that Cameron gives a toss for refugees? No, neither do I.