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International Tragedy at sea claims 31 lives in deadliest day of Channel crisis

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by panem-et-circenses, Nov 24, 2021.

  1. goldennirvana Satanic black magic!

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    Yes - Europe's 'coastguards' offer a ferry service.
     
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  2. aries Gold Belt

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    French police apparently stood by and watched these migrants load up. That's why the UK are keen to get British patrols on the French side. I doubt the French will go for it though because if they really are letting the migrants go unchallenged they don't want the UK to find out on what scale and it would mean more migrants stuck in France.

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  3. aries Gold Belt

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    I think that might be partly why France seems to be letting them come across, it's a fuck you for Brexit. We'll see how they respond. We are calling for UK patrols on the French side. So we'll call their bluff and see how they respond to that.
     
  4. ICHEERTHEBULL Black Belt

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    I was going to post that picture. Yes France have turned it down. Last I read is that Britain are looking to send them to Albania at a massive cost. I was in France after brexit (that also coincided with English fans smashing up a few french towns) and several locals I met on nights out said things to the effect of “let them move the jungle to England” I’m sure those kind of opinions were not isolated. Theres very little political motivation for the french authorities to crack down on this, especially since they are no longer obliged to do so.
     
  5. Crom Cruach Brown Belt

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    What a ridiculous request.

    Exactly what I mean about grandstanding for the political base instead of solutions.
     
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  6. sleepyguard85 Green Belt

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    The real question is why are they fleeing France
     
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  7. KantoTerror Gold Belt

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    This...
    if there's no reward at the end of the journey...they won't even get on the dinghy in the first place...
     
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  8. KantoTerror Gold Belt

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    You seem lost in such a simple explanation?
     
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  9. Staph infection Glue historian Yellow Card

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    These boats are always full of fighting age men, this is a war but no one wants to say it.
     
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  10. aries Gold Belt

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    I thought it was a good idea. What's ridiculous about it? The French claim to be overwhelmed, there is over 100km of french coast to patrol, we are already paying them money to do the patrols, there are photos of them ignoring the migrants as they load up, and they say they are willing to cooperate with the UK to save lives.
     
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  11. aries Gold Belt

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    I guessed they would. As you say they have no motivation whatsoever to stop it from happening. Interesting to hear what you heard in France post-Brexit.

    This is almost like what Belarus is trying to do to Poland, short of arranging the flights and visas.
     
  12. ICHEERTHEBULL Black Belt

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    I haven’t been back in a few years and they did have the actions of the English hooligans fresh in their minds granted but they all seemed adamant that with Brexit the UK would end up having camps like the jungle on their soil
     
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  13. aries Gold Belt

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    Well they knew better than our politicians and the idiots who voted for it.
     
  14. aunshi189 Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    How about whoever rescues the most immigrants from a patch of water also gain the fishing rights there? Solve two of the major Anglo-Franco problems.
     
  15. Rygu R.I.P. Obie Platinum Member

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    These are economic migrants, nothing more. Just because their home country sucks does not mean they're entitled to live anywhere they want.
     
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    Sounds more like a Darwin Award than a tragedy IMO
     
  17. Billy no mates The Pub bore .

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    I suspect a lot of them already have friends and/or family here to help them with work etc in the UK , also once they get here they are extremely unlikely to be removed initial applications take years to process and even if they are then refused very few end up actually being deported .
     
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    Don't even try. Intentionally daft, that one.
     
  19. Fox by the Sea Lighthouse Keeper Platinum Member

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    nobody really cares.
     
  20. KnightTemplar Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Well it us or France, so...;)
     
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