Emma for Ukraine

Emma Thompson is a patron of the Refugee Council.

She feels frustrated with the slowness of the Government’s Ukrainian visa scheme.

More than 25,000 completed applications are submitted, but only 1,000 visas are approved.

It’s horrific to see what’s happening in Ukraine. Like everyone else, I’ve been watching and there are just no words.’

‘I’d like to see the Government do much more for refugees,’ Emma said. ‘It wouldn’t be difficult. The visa process for refugees from Ukraine is slow and complicated. These are people in an emergency.’

Emma Thompson stands for refugees from Ukraine

Against extinction

Emma and other artists and wildlife activists from around the world, will protest on November 30th during the Remembrance Day for Lost Species.

On the brink – Remembrance Day for Lost Species

200 species go extinct every day and our duty is to lend our voices to save them.

The event will take place online on November 30th at 7pm GMT to commemorate Remembrance Day for Lost Species (www.lostspeciesday.org).

Many writers will speak to specific animals at threat from extinction; Emma will talk on the puffin.

On the brink

We should all fly less

Emma is actively involved to defend the environment but in April 2019 she was lambasted for her decision to fly from the US to attend a climate change protest in central London.

When the interviewer asked if she was prepared for all the criticism and accusations of being a hypocrite se said: “I may well be hypocritical by flying but I’m conscious of flying so I fly much less, but sometimes I have to when I’m working. But I’ll continue to find ways to get to places without flying”.

I think they’ve been looking for a pretext to discredit her activism because that clearly annoys someone in high places.

Emma Thompson