Speaking of cars, a few weeks ago I was driving along the M62 towards Manchester, when I was overtaken by someone driving the same car as me, a first-generation Peugeot 3008.
This wouldn’t be notable, except that the car had Ukrainian registration plates. So this car, the same make and model as mine, has been driven thousands of miles across Europe, out of a war zone to hopeful safety in the UK.
It was a reminder not only of how lucky we are in the UK to live in relative safety, but that we have more in common with people than we may think. I hope the family that owns that car feel welcome here.
“…we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.“Jo Cox MP (1974-2016), June 2015