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Britain must do more for the new wave of asylum seekers

24 August 2014

24 August 2014

Over the summer I read Vilhelm Moberg’s The Emigrants, a documentary novel about the Swedes who emigrated to America in the 18th century. It powerfully describes what drove illiterate peasants to take such an extraordinary gamble on a country about which they knew almost nothing. The story, of course, could have been written about migrants from many European countries, and particularly those (including some of by relatives) from the Scottish Highlands. Moberg tells how some fled starvation, some religious persecution; some sought economic and political freedom. And they all risked a voyage which they might not survive: Moberg’s ship’s captain would take a clump of earth with him to scatter on corpses in the funerals he knew he’d be presiding over. But the reader is persuaded that Karl Oskar Nilsson and his fellow travellers – including pregnant wife and toddler children – had to take the risk.

It’s funny how little the world changes. Last weekend, an Afghan Sikh was found dead in a shipping container in an Essex port after making what seems to be a repeat of the emigration mission that poor Swedes were making in the 19th century. There were 34 other Afghans found there, including 13 children. They were today’s Karl Oskar Nilssons, and the Swedes at least have sympathy for them: they accommodate more asylum seekers than Britain, whose population is six times greater. The leader in the new Spectator argues that we should offer far more resettlement places and acknowledge the mass movement of people now underway (rather than see ministers stick their heads in the sand, and pretend that our ridiculous overseas aid pledge somehow gets then off the hook).

A new tide of human beings is coming towards us, and part of it is the consequence of recent British interventions. Those of us who supported involvement in Iraq and Libya must also accept that Christians in Iraq were not singled out for persecution under Saddam – they’re fleeing because Western attempts to build a stable government there failed and allowed vicious sectarianism to triumph. Britain rightly helped depose Gaddafi, but the chaos now engulfing Libya has led to boatloads fleeing every day, in a desperate attempt to reach Malta or Italy. The West also failed to set up a stable government in Afghanistan; there are now 2.5 million Afghans in exile, none too keen to rush back to the Taleban to whom we are (in effect) preparing to hand power. The Taleban don’t like Sikhs much, either. Which explains why some are now taking incredible risks, in refrigerated and sometimes airtight containers, to escape.

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The age of religious wars, brilliant documented by Spectator’s new associate editor Damian Thompson in his recent cover story, has a corollary. There is now a boom in people with a legitimate right to asylum, and we are bound to provide it under the 1951 Refugee convention. We agreed, then, to offer shelter to those having a ‘well-founded fear of prosecution’, be they openly gay Somalis or Christians from Mosul. But we aren’t doing it. The below map looks at how many displaced people are in which counties: we are not punching our weight.

We’re seeing a new a wave of genuine asylum seekers, in part due to foreign interventions that we started, but didn’t properly finish. The below chart looks at asylum places versus immigration.

So let’s not pretend that we don’t have the capacity to more for refugees. And with the burgeoning aid budget being used to help rather dodgy causes such as Ugandan wind farmers, let’s not pretend some of that budget could not be better spent granting asylum. David Cameron won’t want to talk about refugees before an election. He may not have the option: they’re more numerous, they’re coming here and, tragically, dying here. The question should be how, not whether, he responds.


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  • http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lscn8zKCkR1qj99ylo1_1280.jpg America is Kiked

    This is the kind of Conservatism that inspires people and gets votes.

  • Suzy61

    The Swedish have indeed been very generous – worked out well for them, hasn’t it?

    • http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lscn8zKCkR1qj99ylo1_1280.jpg America is Kiked

      The Swedes are an example us all.

  • GraveDave

    Smug pompous a s s bested only by his equally smug pompous Tweet followers.

    ‏@FraserNelson 15 Jan 2014
    @steve4good at least #benefitsStreet highlights the problem, an that’s three-quarters of the battle…

    Saturday interview Fraser Nelson, Spectator editor: ‘I’d put £1,000 on Ed Miliband to win the election’

    You should have put your whole neck on the block. Then just think, we wouldn’t have to listen to your Tory spin drivel ever again…

    The Spectator doesn’t seem to like the ‘P’ word. Cant think why. In Fraser’s case it’s perfectly apt…

  • Hippograd

    Yes, Afghans are more or less the same as Swedes, aren’t they? The fact that Afghanistan doesn’t look much like Sweden and never has is clearly nothing more than a function of climate and geography. When Afghans seek refuge in Sweden they turn into liberal democrats overnight, more or less.

    So let’s not pretend that we don’t have the capacity to more for refugees.

    Naughty us to pretend that. Bob Geldof certainly has the capacity to shelter refugees, as he told us last year.

    He may not have the option: they’re more numerous, they’re coming here and, tragically, dying here. The question should be how, not whether, he responds.

    Israel doesn’t have a big problem with refugees tragically dying en route to Israel. Presumably that’s because the refugees have safe and legal routes into Israel, where they help the Israeli economy to keep booming.

    • GraveDave

      The Tories hate and despise their own nationals far more than the Left ever did.

      • Hippograd

        That’s because they’re not Tories any more. And with stale pale males like Lord Feldman, Grant Shapps and Robert Halfon pulling the strings at the behest of Conservative Friends of Turkmenistan, that’s hardly surprising.

    • http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lscn8zKCkR1qj99ylo1_1280.jpg America is Kiked

      Israel provides refuge to Jews from all over the world.

      • Hippograd

        Really? What a racist and xenophobic country! If only Israel listened to the Jewish liberals in the UK and US and understood that third world immigration is the only way to ensure a safe and prosperous future.

        • http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lscn8zKCkR1qj99ylo1_1280.jpg America is Kiked

          The Jews are neither racist nor xenophobic. They help White Jews, Black Jews, Atheist Jews, Chinese Jews, Buddhist Jews, Afghan Jews (any kind of Jews except Christian Jews) settle in Palestine.

          • Hippograd

            They help White Jews, Black Jews…

            Yeah, yeah. That’s why Black Jews suffer so much racism and discrimination in Israel:

            Growing up in Israel, Shay Sium became accustomed to being called a[n] “[n-word]”. Sium, 32, has lived in Israel most of his life, but says he and other Ethiopian Jews are treated differently from other Israelis: factories do not want to employ them; landlords refuse them; and certain schools turn away their children. “The word discrimination doesn’t describe what we experience. There is another word for it: racism. It is a shame that we still have to use this word today,” he told IRIN.

            An estimated 125,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, but while they are supposed to be full citizens with equal rights, their community has continued to face widespread discrimination and socio-economic difficulties, according to its leaders.

            http://www.irinnews.org/report/94819/israel-the-tribulations-of-being-an-ethiopian-jew

            It is even MORE racist and xenophobic to turn away vulnerable refugees of color simply because they are not members of the Jewish community. Period. Can you imagine how the Jewish community would scream (and rightly so) if Europe turned away people who were not Christians?

            In fact, you don’t need to imagine it: that’s exactly what happened when that evil and hateful Donald so-called Trump suggested an temporary halt to Muslim immigration into the US.

  • Agrippina

    Malmo 2009 hosted a tennis match between Sweden v Israel during the Davis Cup. It had to be played without spectators, it couldn’t be moved, too late.
    Dopey Swedes didn’t realise that the mossies (Kosovo, Iraq, Afghans etc) they
    had given asylum to would bring their hatreds with them. Outside the stadium
    the mossies were protesting, hundreds were arrested.

    No thanks, Fraser, you are completely wrong. Sweden will be like the rest of
    Western Europe that has let this hostile community into their lands. A violent mess with no go areas, they do not integrate, they simply recreate the dump they have left behind.

    You are either ignorant of the facts or you seek to deliberately mislead, not a healthy outlook for a respectable journalist.

    Encourage the mossies to go to Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman etc. The
    minorities can go to other larger countries in the EU, or seek to neg a settlement, just like the catholics & prots here, blood will be shed, it is war. Toughen up liberals.

  • greggf

    “It’s funny how little the world changes.”

    Lets examine that contention Fraser.
    Last night (26 Aug) on France 2 news I witnessed the Prime Minister, Manuel Vals – a Spaniard – being interviewed by the lead France 2 commentator, David Pujadas – another Spaniard – about the New French government cabinet appointments, the economic policy and the place of France in Europe. Off the cuff I can think of another half-dozen first generation foreigners in the cabilnet: a Korean and several North-Africans – most of the latter being moslems.
    How does this compare with Cameron’s cabinet?

    Whereas Britain’s immigration policy is held hostage by hand-wringers, do-gooders and guilt-ridden liberals. As a result of which we hear, almost daily, of the ugly repercussions that results, which many would excuse as “unintended connsequences”. But they are not unintended; they are feckless as France’s very hard-nosed policy towards immigration and immigrants evidences.
    Generally immigrants come to France demanding nothing yet achieving celebrity and better.
    Generally Immigrants come to Britain demanding much and achieving infamy!

  • Rodger Ransom

    “Britain must do more for the new wave of asylum seekers”Thank you, Mr Nelson, for this humanitarian call !However, I think it should be an ethical priority for Britain to get concerned about hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees whose plight was mainly caused by the ominous Balfour Declaration of 1917, and who are also still denied the right of return to their homeland.

    • MissDemeanor

      no

      instead,you should be shipped off to Gaza to be with your ilk

  • Soraya Piotrowski

    “Britain must do more for the new wave of asylum seekers”Thank you, Mr Nelson, for this humanitarian call !However, I think it should be an ethical priority for Britain to get concerned about hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees whose plight was mainly caused by the ominous Balfour Declaration of 1917, and who are also still denied the right of return to their homeland.

    • Damaris Tighe

      Troll. Same post posted several times under different names.

      • TheUntalentedRiply

        An yet Soraya makes a very valid point.

  • Agrippina

    Malmo 2009 hosted a tennis match between Sweden v Israel during the Davis Cup. It had to be played without spectators, it couldn’t be moved, too late. Dopey Swedes didn’t realise that the mossies (Kosovo, Iraq, Afghans etc) they had given asylum to would bring their hatreds with them. Outside the stadium the mossies were protesting, hundreds were arrested.

    No thanks, Fraser, you are completely wrong. Sweden will be like the rest of Western Europe that has let this hostile community into their lands. A violent mess with no go areas, they do not integrate, they simply recreate the dump they have left behind.

    You are either ignorant of the facts or you seek to deliberately mislead, not a healthy outlook for a respectable journalist.

    Encourage mossies to go to Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman etc, who have no interest in taking in any refugees, and to date have accepted none. The minorities can go to other larger countries in the EU, or seek to neg a settlement, just like the catholics & prots here, blood will be shed, it is war. Toughen up liberals.

  • Wendell Gowan

    “Britain must do more for the new wave of asylum seekers”Thank you, Mr Nelson, for this humanitarian call !However, I think it should be an ethical priority for Britain to get concerned about hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees whose plight was mainly caused by the ominous Balfour Declaration of 1917, and who are also still denied the right of return to their homeland.

  • greggf

    “It’s funny how little the world changes.”

    Huh!?
    Gratuitous welfare and public services have transformed the west into a veritable paradise for those outside it.

  • Nerissa Niel

    “Britain must do more for the new wave of asylum seekers”Thank you, Mr Nelson, for this humanitarian call !However, I think it should be an ethical priority for Britain to get concerned about hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees whose plight was mainly caused by the ominous Balfour Declaration of 1917, and who are also still denied the right of return to their homeland.

  • Liberty

    The best thing we can do is build a wall between us and Them on land, locate the boats loaded with people, tow them back to North Africa, Syria or wherever, give them 500 euros and scuttle the boat. We cannot digest those we do have let alone another couple of million more. We are full up.

  • Guest

    I am so embarrassed for the Spectator.

    Not only are we not free to say what we want on our own streets, but now even our internet forums are being blackmailed by the ‘religion of peace’ spreading their taqiyya and hateful nonsense, and deleting hundreds of sensible truthful comments.

    congratualtions spectator, sinking to a new low.
    what’s next, Press TV on the Spectator?

    • Ricky Strong

      Agreed. It is absurd the sheer number of comments that have been moderated. So once again moderator, please explain yourself. I pay you money to be here.

      • Damaris Tighe

        It’s not a moderator. It’s a troll clicking on the flag which automatically puts the comment in moderation. Scroll down to see the history of what happened – it started with someone called Tarik.

        • Ricky Strong

          Ah, that makes more sense. Someone trying to silence the truth then – says it all really.

          • Damaris Tighe

            Indeed, & I’m very disappointed with the speccie for doing nothing about it.

  • Sean L

    So what if less than 1% are in the UK? The implication is that it’s therefore unreasonable to object to hosting yet more of them. But the objection is based on numbers, not notional percentages. And on feeling a foreigner yourself in your own land, not an absence of sympathy for their plight. And on base resentment at the vast resources squandered on unproductive people, as if we didn’t have enough of our own already, allied to the fact of their resentment and even outright hostility towards their hosts. As for supporting the wholly and predictably counterproductive bombing of Libya and invasion of Iraq, I’d suggest that the proportion of Britons who supported that is about the same as support hosting limitless numbers of immigrants.

  • Tyrell Tennyson

    “Britain must do more for the new wave of asylum seekers”Thank you, Mr Nelson, for this humanitarian call !However, I think it should be an ethical priority for Britain to get concerned about hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees whose plight was mainly caused by the ominous Balfour Declaration of 1917, and who are also still denied the right of return to their homeland.

    • Damaris Tighe

      This was originally posted by someone called Pauline Zelman.

    • Liberty

      Nonsense. Palestine was a region in the Ottoman empire, not a state. It’s natives were Jews, Christians and Muslims. Jews are indigenous to it. Jews were a majority in Jerusalem for most of the 19c and lived in villages round about. The British Mandate was to turn Palestine into states for them and that is what they did, the Arabs got Jordan, the Jews got Israel.

      The Christians already had a state in Lebanon. Under the UN partition plan the Arabs were offered a second state between Israel and Jordan and they refused and were in limbo, they still are and that is their problem.

      There is no Palestinian Arab homeland other than Jordan. They were made citizens of Israel but mostly left. Also made citizens of Jordan and mostly stayed. They could have had another state but refused. They could have another now but still refuse,

      What we now call refugees are nothing of the sort. The refugees are all dead. What remains are are the children, grandchildren or great grandchildren – and their spouses. It’s time to stop moaning and rocketing and to get real; you can’t have Israel [or Jordan as the PLO defines ‘their’ Palestine including the West Bank and Gaza]. Israel and Jordan are taken. Make peace, live in the WB and Gaza and be done with it.

      • Damaris Tighe

        Excellent post. Thank you.

    • Damaris Tighe

      Roll call of fabricated upvotes. Note alphabetical order. However, reduced from the hundreds to mere 33 because the dumb idiots have cottoned on to how obvious their previous taqiyya tactic was.

  • Damaris Tighe

    ‘Pauline Zelman’s’ post can’t be replied to as the troll’s account ‘is not active’. Therefore I’m replying as a separate comment.

    B*gger off troll. This is word for word the same as another post by a co-religionist. Your ‘Jewish’ name doesn’t deceive. Suggest you go back to Al Zaheri.

    • Tarik Toulan

      “everyone is fed up with the Palestinians’ pathetic whinging about problems caused by their own pathetic leaders.”

      I guess that by “everyone” you mean “every Zionist”, don’t you?
      Anyway, the Palestinians only have one main problem, which is Israel’s occupation of their land, and all their other problems (lack of resources, insecurity, poverty .. etc.) have just branched from that main problem.

      So how come are the Palestinian leaders to blame for their people’s problems?

      “The Palestinian refugees are the only refugee group in the world where
      the definition of refugee passes down the generations, thus vastly
      expanding the problem.”

      That is because the Israeli occupation is of an exceptional kind, in that it is based on getting rid of indigenous people (Palestinians) by whatever means (intimidation, repression, destruction of natural resources and killing) and replacing them by imported Zionists from allover the world. Thus, the refugees’ problem goes on endlessly.

    • Winnifred Wilbourn

      “everyone is fed up with the Palestinians’ pathetic whinging about problems caused by their own pathetic leaders.”Be more realistic and specific to use “every Zionist” instead of “everyone”. Anyway, the Palestinians only have one main problem, which is Israel’s occupation of their land, and all their other problems (lack of resources, insecurity, poverty .. etc.) just arise from that problem.So how come are the Palestinian leaders to blame for their people’s problems?”The Palestinian refugees are the only refugee group in the world where the definition of refugee passes down the generations, thus vastly expanding the problem.”That is because the Israeli occupation is of an exceptional kind, in that it is based on getting rid of indigenous people (Palestinians) by whatever means (intimidation, repression, theft or destruction of natural resources and killing) and replacing them by imported Zionists from all over the world. Thus the refugees’ problem goes on endlessly.Hence Israel remains indefensible because it is the aggressor, being the occupation force.

      • jjjj

        No, the Palestinians have themselves and their Arab ‘bretheren’ to blame for all their misfortunes. In ’47 the Arab states broadcast to the Arabs living in the mandate (soon to be abolished) to leave their homes because soon the victorious Arab armies would come to exterminate the Jooos so that the Arabs could return and take over the Jews’ property. Just like the Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini did when he beseeched Hitler and Eichmann from Berlin not to waver in their program for the ‘Final Solution’.
        Then, 20 years later, after the 1967 war, the Arabs met in Khartoum and said: No No No!to any talks, recognition or peace with Israel.

        Do you even know how Egypt under Nasser treated the Gazans? Do you even want to know what Assad did or King Hussein did to the Palestinians in Black September?

  • Agrippina

    In 2009 Malmo hosted a tennis match between Sweden v Israel during the Davis Cup. It had to be played without spectators, it couldn’t be moved, too late.
    Dopey Swedes didn’t realise that the mossies (Kosovo, Iraq, Afghans etc) they had given asylum to would bring their hatreds with them. Outside the stadium the mossies were protesting, hundreds were arrested.

    No thanks, Fraser, you are completely wrong. Sweden will be like the rest of
    Western Europe that has let this hostile community into their lands. A violent mess with no go areas, they do not integrate, they simply recreate the dump they have left behind.

    You are either ignorant of the facts or you seek to deliberately mislead, not a healthy outlook for a respectable journalist.

    Encourage the mossies to go to Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman etc. The
    minorities can go to other larger countries in the EU, or seek to neg a settlement, just like the catholics & prots here, blood will be shed, it is war. Toughen up liberals.

  • cartimandua

    Its NOT our fault that Muslim and African societies out populate every resource and then migrate. Im so sick of that tired old cliché.

  • Colonel Mustard

    450,000 non-British (im)migrants? Nearly half a million. So what happened to reducing immigration to the “tens of thousands”? That’s 120,000 more people in a single year than the whole population of Coventry. How do the clowns in Westminster think this level of immigration is going to be sustained? They already have a housing crisis, a benefits crisis and a NHS crisis so where is the joined up thinking?

    Then of course there are the illegal immigrants who are not counted and who despite their status still get compensated by industrial tribunals at taxpayers expense.

  • Colonel Mustard

    450,000 non-British (im)migrants? That’s nearly half a million. What happened to reducing immigration to the “tens of thousands”? That’s 120,000 more people in a single year than the whole population of Coventry. How do the clowns in Westminster think this level of immigration is going to be sustained? They already have a housing crisis, a benefits crisis and a NHS crisis so where is the joined up thinking?

    Then of course there are the illegal immigrants who are not counted and who despite their status still get compensated by industrial tribunals at taxpayers expense.

  • Colonel Mustard

    The graph shows 450,000 non-British (im)migrants? Nearly half a million. What happened to reducing immigration to the “tens of thousands”? That’s 120,000 more people in a single year than the whole population of Coventry. How do the clowns in Westminster think this level of immigration is going to be sustained? They already have a housing crisis, a benefits crisis and a NHS crisis so where is the joined up thinking?

    Then of course there are the illegal immigrants who are not counted and who despite their status still get compensated by industrial tribunals at taxpayers expense.

  • Colonel Mustard

    450,000 non-British (im)migrants? Nearly half a million. What happened to reducing immigration to the “tens of thousands”? That’s 120,000 more people in a single year than the whole population of Coventry. How do the clowns in Westminster think this level of immigration is going to be sustained? They already have a housing crisis, a benefits crisis and a NHS crisis so where is the joined up thinking?

    Then there are the illegal immigrants who are not counted and who despite their status still get compensated by industrial tribunals at taxpayers expense.

  • Damaris Tighe

    This site has been attacked again, probably by the poster calling himself Tark Toulan. Please Spectator team, this is the 3rd time this has happened!

    • Agrippina

      I know all the truthful comments on here that he does not care for, he has had moderated, mine about the tennis match in Malmo and yours and many others.

      Blooming Spectator needs to move quickly, because this is not an accurate reflection of the views expressed on here.

      • Colonel Mustard

        Just goes to show how inherently dishonest he/they are. It’s an agenda targeting dissent and it shows us the future in this rotten country.

        • Damaris Tighe

          Exactly.

      • Damaris Tighe

        Quick look – it seems once again to be the main posts not the following discussions – thus an attempt to make them unintelligible.

        • Agrippina

          He has also gone to the newest, upvoted himself and deleted others after mine and before his, mine has now been moderated the little coward that he is.

          • Damaris Tighe

            The Colonel is quite right – this is a frightening attempt to silence opinion – as well as to fabricate assent by hundreds of false up ticks. Taqiyya.

            • Agrippina

              He did it on the Saudi/Isis article too and anything to do with the religion of pieces. Just imagine how it will be if these burkes ever get the upper hand in this country, they cannot even countenance honest comments, not offensive or untruthful, honest.

              • Damaris Tighe

                Yes I commented on that & no one would believe me when I said it’s not the Speccie but sabotage.

                • Agrippina

                  It is sabotage, Speccie needs to tighten up their processess.

                • Damaris Tighe

                  Damian’s article on Gove has also been sabotaged.

  • Colonel Mustard

    450,000 non-British (im)migrants? Nearly half a million. What happened to reducing immigration to the “tens of thousands”? That’s 120,000 more people in a single year than the whole population of Coventry. How do the clowns in Westminster think this level of immigration is going to be sustained? They already have a housing crisis, a benefits crisis and a NHS crisis so where is the joined up thinking?

    Then of course there are the illegal immigrants who are not counted and who despite their status still get compensated by industrial tribunals at taxpayers expense.

  • Tarik Toulan

    “Britain must do more for the new wave of asylum seekers.”

    Thank you, Mr Nelson, for this humanitarian call !

    Would you also care to remind Britain of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees, whose plight was mainly caused the ominous Balfour Declaration of 1917?

    • cartimandua

      Not our business. They have chosen to have litters of children like all other Muslim countries instead of behaving with prudence and building.
      More than 2 kids talk to the hand the ears don’t care.

    • Damaris Tighe

      You are a totalitarian fascist. By shutting down these comments you’ve overplayed your hand & showed everyone here what is coming if we allow your co-religionists to take power. However you won’t take power because as we can see from your countries, you couldn’t organise a p*ss up in a brewery (if you’ll excuse the inappropriate metaphor). A plague on you & all your operations. You are beyond contempt.

      • Damaris Tighe

        I put the Tarik Toulan comment in moderation to test how easy it is. It worked & is obviously what’s been done with all the other comments.

  • mjh155

    If the demographic predictions are anywhere near right then it will be our children/grandchildren who will be the asylum seekers. Trouble is there probably won’t be many places left in the Western world that haven’t suffered the same fate as us.

  • Agrippina

    In 2009 Malmo hosted a tennis match between Sweden v Israel during the Davis Cup. It had to be played without spectators, it couldn’t be moved, too late. Dopey Swedes didn’t realise that the mossies they had given asylum to would bring their hatreds with them. Outside the stadium the mossies were protesting, hundreds were arrested.

    No thanks, Fraser, you are completely wrong. Sweden will be like the rest of Western Europe who have let this hostile community into their lands. A violent mess with no go areas, they do not integrate, they simply recreate the dump they have left behind.

    You are either ignorant of the facts or you seek to deliberately mislead, not a healthy outlook for a respectable journalist.

    Encourage the mossies to go to Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman etc. The minorities can go to other larger countries in the EU, or seek to neg a settlement, just like the catholics & prots here, blood will be shed, it is war. Toughen up liberal lefties.

    • MissDemeanor

      I read somewhere that rape increased by 380% in Sweden in the last 3 years, due to the high influx of Somalians.

      I don’t know whether or not that is true, but it wouldn’t surpass me
      women and girls are fair game in exchange fro political correctness

      • Agrippina

        That figure would not surprise me. We have lots of molesters and fiddlers here too.

        Large numbers of mossies who pass young girls around in Oxon, Derbys,Peterborough etc have been jailed, because the useless auth did not want to be accused of racism, so the working class girls were sacrificed at the altar of the PC brigade.

      • Damaris Tighe

        Another post here says that Swedish women are dying their blond hair brown because immigrant rapists like blonds.

  • Gwangi

    Yes, but the elephant is the room is trumpeting WHY DO THEY ALWAYS WANT TO COME TO THE UK?!!!
    These people go through many countries to get here, many EU countries too. Yet they want to come here. Why?
    Maybe because we are too lax? Too generous with benefits and healthcare and housing? Too NICE?
    Maybe because we have let so many in these people get told to come here by relatives?
    Maybe because we stupidly – unlike places like France, Spain, Italy – promote to the world that we in the UK worship a great god called multiculturalism and his deformed twin sister diversity, and we have no culture and adore immigrants so want more and more and more and more to celebrate!
    Time to start being VERY strict. Send people back. Raid illegal immigrants and send them back. PLUS change the law – the Asylum act dates from 1951 I think? Travel was hard then with hardly any flights. That law needs changing, as does the EU one that says that if an immigrant sets foot in a country they have a right to stay there.
    Really, the whole system is such a fook-up, I suspect it may actually be run by Al Quaeda! Either than or a crèche of tiddly toddlers!

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