Total 9 Posts
Shipping asylum seekers offshore may boost Priti Patel’s hardline image, but Australian example shows it’s not a policy that works.5 min read
What’s really going when the home secretary gets out her map of far-flung British territories?
While we froth over stories of barriers in the Channel and wave machines to push migrant boats back into French waters, we must not take our eyes off the Home Office’s current inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and violations of the law.
Following the reporting in the Telegraph of the French Navy failing to provide assistance to a refugee boat in distress in the English Channel, Dan Sohege shares his view about the way France and the UK treat asylum seekers like a nasty game of pass the parcel.
With protests taking place against asylum seekers, and being the eternal optimist that I am, let’s try and fully address this whole thing about “first safe country” and why it has no basis in either law or reality, along with a couple of other things.
Home Office official admits that 98% of the people who have crossed the English Channel in small boats so far this year have claimed asylum.
I have been watching desperate people seek protection in Europe for 20 years – It’s time the narrative, and policies, changed.5 min read
Talk of an ‘invasion’ is exactly what prevents meaningful action.
Why are more small boats crossing the English Channel – and why are border forces struggling to stop them?5 min read
With normal routes disrupted by the pandemic, more people are driven to dangerous tactics.