Refugees Crossing The Channel

Total 21 Posts

Shredding the misconceptions around seeking asylum.

6 min read
On the misconceptions regarding asylum seekers pushed not only by anti-immigration activists and the media, but also the government. Reality is very different when you take the time to look at it.

Government is failing migrants... again.

2 min read
The government is demonstrating once more its absolute callousness and utter disregard for people’s lives.

Nigel Farage ignores everything about how Human Rights work.

6 min read
Imagine my lack of shock at finding out that Nigel Farage either does not know, or does not care – quite possibly both – the facts related to asylum seekers in the UK, deportations, International Law, or Human Rights.

Human rights – Losing them for one loses them for all.

6 min read
With the news Priti Patel is looking to reduce prison sentence required before deportation, it seems appropriate to remind everyone that we are talking about people's lives. People you may know. Everyone deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law. Deportation goes against that.

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?

Stop treating asylum seekers as if they are someone else’s problem.

3 min read
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.

The ‘first safe country’ myth.

5 min read
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.
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