clementinfrance wrote: ↑Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:59 am
Duff Paddy wrote: ↑Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:55 am
backrow wrote: ↑Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:44 am
Hoof wrote: ↑Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:32 am
Serious question, why are these people risking their lives to leave France?
Easier to get house / schooling / healthcare for nowt in uk
Iraqi et al more likely to speak English than french
France (eu) keener now to foist some economic migrants onto the uk
Some distant cousin is an Uber driver in Walsal
But asylum seekers should really be taken in at the first safe country they reach, and not get waived through the Balkan’s and Italy and Greece, through Spain or France, to the uk.
You can’t expect the frontier countries to take all of the migrants whilst Britain by virtue of geography gets to tut tut much poorer countries struggling to deal with the problem. This is a complex worldwide issue that isn’t going to be solved by blaming the foreigners
Neighbouring countries already take in 86% of refugees worldwide.
To say your country is not concerned because it is 20 miles further away from the source is just plain stupid.
20 miles from France, but they have already travelled through numerous countries before they get to Calais, which you conveniently ignore. They are not really refugees judging from the direction and destination of their migration , and seem to ignore some other countries that are geographically and culturally a lot closer to their homeland, and are safe.
Ireland should take some of these dinghy chaps in , am sure they will be made welcome. Or Italy. Or Austria . Or any of the other countries that are not ‘much poorer’ than uk, and have already travelled through to get to Calais.
Uk won’t miss anyone stupid and desperate enough to get into a dinghy in Nov and risk their lives and their kids and unborn , when they have just left several countries that could give them at least as good future life.