Total 48 Posts
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.
This is a system that will likely become even worse given the impact of Brexit and the backlog of cases created by the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
After 31 December, EU citizens will become the only group of foreign residents in the UK with a digital-only immigration status and no backup option of physical proof.
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.