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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.
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.
“Safe routes” would allow asylum seekers to safely access a country and have their claim fully and fairly assessed.
How the coronavirus pandemic may be shaping our feelings about people crossing the Channel in small boats.4 min read
At times of economic crisis, our feelings towards migrants can become hardened.
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.