Loose Women divided as Linda Robson says shell open home to refugee children

On today's episode of Loose Women, host Kaye Adams was joined by Brenda Edwards, Janet Street-Porter and Linda Robson, as the foursome discussed the migrant crisis in the UK.

Linda shocked the panel when she said she'd be happy to open her home up to migrants who were fleeing their war-torn home countries.

"Everywhere you go in Islington there are signs saying 'migrants welcome' and that's what I'd like to say," she said.

"Because my kids will be moving out soon, Louis and Bobbie and all that will be left in my house is me and my husband.

"Now he don't know I'm gonna say this on telly today, but I would welcome a family into my house, we'll have the space once the kids have gone.

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"I would love it, I love looking after people … more people should have 'migrants welcome' in their windows."

Host Kaye then posed the question to Brenda Edwards who replied with a very stern voice, sounding unimpressed with what Linda had just revealed.

Brenda quickly said: "I wouldn't be taking anybody into my house, everything's all amazing until it's not.

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"Everyone claiming asylum in the UK receives accommodation, transportation, cash and support while their application is being considered."

She continued: "The system is generous, costing the taxpayer £1billion every year.

"Let's think about the people that come over here, and you know, then they get lost in the system, what happens to that? The taxpayer's paying for that."

She then concluded: "Let's think about the people that are here, born and bred that are suffering and going through hardship, as well. I believe charity should begin at home."

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Viewers of the chat show weren't impressed by Linda's revelation either, with many taking to Twitter to air their views.

One viewer said: "Linda Robson banging on about these migrants fleeing war torn countries yes they are fleeing their own countries but when did Belgium, France or Holland become a war torn country, they want in the UK because of the money they are given while being processed."

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Another penned: "Linda Robson says she would welcome a family of immigrants into her home, why not invite a poor family from London to live in your home, why try and gain popularity by specifying it has to be an immigrant."

A third expressed: "Firstly Linda, there’s no war in France. Secondly, it’s not just you that’ll be paying it’s hard working tax payers that are already struggling their asses off."

But there were a select number of viewers who praised the Birds of a Feather star: "I love you Linda. You are such an empathetic human being we need more of you. These poor people are living a life of hell I feel for them!"

Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV

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