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In Topic: Calais: what to do.

Yesterday, 05:09 PM

And you thought our issue was bad:

"As Europe's refugee crisis continues, up to 450,000 people are expected to claim asylum in Germany this year - more than in any other European country."

http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-33694773

As sad as it is to see people in trouble I don't think that's in any way sustainable in the long term. If Russia invaded Ukraine properly it would be necessary to let that many people in and it would probably not be an issue if you spread people across the country, but it's different when nearly all of them are from countries where women have no rights and homosexuals and non-Muslims are seen as deserving to die


In Topic: Calais: what to do.

Yesterday, 01:45 PM

When you're a Tory PM and even the Daily Wail are giving you a kicking:

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That said, all the prospective Labour leadership candidates have been pretty quiet on the issue. A chance to display some leadership, telling us what they would do to tackle the situation missed?

Corbyn would just let everyone in, the others would probably do similar to what Cameron has, just use different language

In Topic: Calais: what to do.

31 July 2015 - 09:11 PM

2. Asylum seekers can't claim benefits, nor do illegal immigrants (how could they?). But don't let facts stand in the way of your prejudices.

They can of sorts, but they're at a much lower rate than for other people (much higher than France incidentally)


In Topic: Calais: what to do.

31 July 2015 - 05:52 PM

Why are we such a better country for these people to want to come to than say France,Italy when they are already there?

France has a welfare state based on contributions rather than means testing (ichaotic y generous if you qualify, but relatively few people do) and jobs are very hard to come by (though they tend to be jobs for life). In Italy there are no jobs in the south, Rome has a lot of migrants but is chaotic and the north is run by the semi fascist Legs Nord who won't house refugees (still not worked out why the EU come after us for votes for prisoners rather than Italy). Incidentally France has far more people from ethnic minorities, mainly Muslims, than the UK.

Nevertheless the above would still suggest these are economic migrants and not refugees as such

In Topic: Labour leadership contest

31 July 2015 - 05:34 PM

I want Corbyn to win. The others are faceless party jobsworths.

Of course, he'd be a disaster. But the entertainment value of the post-election infighting would be brilliant. They'd tell so many tales on each other in the press that it would make Nigel Farage and Tim Farron look like global statesmen.

The thing is Jeremy Corbyn is in a time warp, he seems completely oblivious to militant Islamism in anything other than cold war anti American terms