If you sign one petition this week… (TW for disturbing image)

…think seriously about this one, to the UK Government:

Accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK.

There is a global refugee crisis. The UK is not offering proportional asylum in comparison with European counterparts. We can’t allow refugees who have risked their lives to escape horrendous conflict and violence to be left living in dire, unsafe and inhumane conditions in Europe. We must help.

With an estimated 173,100 asylum applications, Germany was the largest recipient of new asylum claims in 2014. The USA was 2nd with 121,200 asylum applications, followed by Turkey (87,800), Sweden (75,100), and Italy (63,700). By comparison, the UK received 31,300 new applications for asylum by the end of 2014.
(Source: UNHCR 2014 Asylum Trends Report)

The real cost

Image currently circulating on Twitter, understood to be that of a refugee child who did not make it to Europe.

Image currently circulating on Twitter, understood to be that of a refugee child who did not make it to Europe.

Thought for the day

In War: Resolution.
In Defeat: Defiance.
In Victory: Magnanimity.
In Peace: Good Will.

Winston Churchill, 1948


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3 Responses to If you sign one petition this week… (TW for disturbing image)

  1. Tim says:

    A sad humanitarian situation which becomes the world’s problem not the UKs in isolation. My first thought is rather that solely seeking reaction to the outcome we address the problem in the first instance. Much of the current refugee crisis is as a result of the actions of IS. So rather than other European countries debate the effect why not join the strikes on IS to irradiate the cause and the wider threat they possess to the free world if allowed to grow. The Australian prime minister makes valid suggestion in this respect.

    Turning to the current effect of the cause I believe we carry some responsibility to provide aid from the UK taxpayer however sadly our current Government and their predessors have created a much bigger and more complex political puzzle.

    Citizens of the UK are frustrated towards lack of school places , lack of housing , about the health service (under massive pressure) all with an increasing population. We are creaking at the seams and our whole infrastructure is under pressure by the amount of people that populate our small island given our open border policies, employers that have access to cheap labour that prices British people out of work in their own country. 50% of British people rate immigration as the number one political issue. Funny how all the other political parties start using UKIPs strap lines that they were saying 10 years ago and Enoch Powell foretold the problem 50 years ago. Both were ridiculed at the time but now who looks stupid ? Those that didn’t have the vision of the potential problem in the first place and still decide to defend the indefensible by failing to recognise the problem, furthermore trying to brand control of immigration under the banner of racism. Who’s got the ignorant stand point now with 8.3M of our population (13%) who weren’t born in this country? Controlling your borders is not right wing or left wing it is plain common sense.

    So in conclusion whilst asylum and voluntary migration can be separated into different political issues the net effect is the same on our Country. Maybe if our Government hadn’t entertained an open border policy creating a culture where 13% (8.3M) of our population were not born in this country previously we would be in a better position to accept larger numbers in relation to this sad current situation. In effect our Government has created a Fankstein’s monster as far as immigration is concerned. Treat the cause at the root not the effect at the outcome in isolation.


  2. Tim says:

    For all those left of centre who defend the growth of Islam in our Country stating that contrary to popular belief it is a “religion of peace” a thought occurs. No doubt the following 99% Islamic Nations that are more locally located to the issue will be pitching in to help out (being the Religion of peace) – Saudi Arabia, Qtar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait. All these rich countries with their Oil reserves and billionaires I am sure will step-up to the cause. How many refugees will they we accommodating ? Why should we accommodate those that preach the Muslim a Religion when their own brotherhood will not support a humanitarian crisis. Proves all the more that Enoch was right about the region of hate.

    What would be the best way for IS to spread Islamification across the Western world ? What checks will refugees get and how can we prove they are not affiliated. I’m off to read the story of the Trojan Horse.

    If you are currently waiting for social housing how does accepting 4000 more refugees leave you ? Back of the queue. I wonder how our own homeless and war eternal feel about becoming 2nd glass to foreign refugees.

    With some time on my hands I did some calculations. Population per square mile :-

    UK 686
    Germany 584
    Italy 528
    France 266
    Spain 238

    I say again our open border policy has meant 13% (8.4M) of our population were not born in our country. And we still have those saying that our small island is it overpopulated.

    Interesting those that Cameron sits right of Farage on the issue for the first time. I think his measures are myopic and short-sighted. A knee jerk reaction to political pressure without and tangible collective international strategic plan of how to deal with the root cause. If “boots on the ground” are not the answer then what is the answer ?


  3. Tim says:

    Whilst we currently focus on the Syrian crisis most of the migration across the Mediterranean in the last 12 months has been from mainly young males from Somalia, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mali , Gambia and North Africa. Whilst conditions in those countries may not be very nice it is hard to see how many can qualify as genuine refugees. 95% are economic migrants.

    Many of those travelling currently across Hungary are believed to be wealthier than some of the people in the countries they are travelling through. People wearing Lacoste and many with phones. Yet the EU classes all of them as refugees with no formal classification or processing. To help genuine refugees the EU need to establish formal processing centres rather than encourage a headlong rush.

    There is another element to the migrant tide that is even more dangerous and sinister when ISIS say they will flood Europe with 500,000 Jihadists via the migrant flow. The current EU asylum policy has no means of checking anybody’s background. We must not allow our compassion to imperil our safety,


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