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UK panel asks govt to scrap plan to turn back migrant boats

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The human rights committee said that is inconsistent with the U. N. Refugee Convention, which “explicitly prohibits refugees being penalized for unauthorized entry.”

Withdraw from the UN refugee convention and end the asylum system as we know it. Focus on alleviating the misery of everyone in the source countries instead of pampering the tiny minority who reach Britain.

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Illegal actions trying to push the boats back. Provide safe passage for the refugees instead of ignoring the deaths of the people crossing the channel.

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“Current failures in the immigration and asylum system cannot be remedied by harsher penalties and more dangerous enforcement action,” she said.

The UK has to protect its citizens first, and protect its borders from unauthorized entries. Immigration was a major factor in the Brexit vote. Stay the course.

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Immigration (code word for racism) was a major factor in the Brexit vote.

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Desert TortoiseToday  08:10 am JST

Immigration (code word for racism) was a major factor in the Brexit vote.

Racism runs rampant in the UK without immigration being considered.

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Racism runs rampant in the UK without immigration being considered.

Gross over statement frequently made by you but without comparing the level in your own country, and the many hundreds of thousands and million trying to cross your southern borders.

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zichiToday  08:29 am JST

Gross over statement frequently made by you but without comparing the level in your own country, and the many hundreds of thousands and million trying to cross your southern borders.

Denial is a prime ingredient for the continued breeding of racism in the UK.

But sounds like a lot more people want to enter the US instead of the UK; maybe that is part of the reason.

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RegBilk

Denial is a prime ingredient for the continued breeding of racism in the UK.

Denial by whom?

But sounds like a lot more people want to enter the US instead of the UK; maybe that is part of the reason

Guess you don’t really know the difference of the borders? American land border, 2,000 miles long and the British sea border with a 25 mile sea crossing in very dangerous waters.

At least your president Biden ended Trump’s policy of separating children from their families.

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zichiToday  08:41 am JST

Denial by whom? 

Deniers of racism in the UK who write posts seeking to minimize the reality.

Guess you don’t really know the difference of the borders? American land border, 2,000 miles long and the British sea border with a 25 mile sea crossing in very dangerous waters.

Guess you don't know the UK land border size--11,072 miles. British citizens would know that though,

At least your president Biden ended Trump’s policy of separating children from their families.

It's working out great for the unauthorized entrants.

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RegBilk

Denial by whom? 

Deniers of racism in the UK who write posts seeking to minimize the reality.

I do not deny there is racism in the UK or any country in the world including America and Japan but your claim of rampant racism in the UK is both incorrect and posting misinformation just to get a reaction like CP always does.

All racism, wherever it is happening needs to be eliminated.

Guess you don’t really know the difference of the borders? American land border, 2,000 miles long and the British sea border with a 25 mile sea crossing in very dangerous waters.

Guess you don't know the UK land border size--11,072 miles. British citizens would know that though,

Sorry to sink your boat. The only land border in the UK is actually between Northern Ireland and the South. Britain is an island surrounded by sea borders. The shortest crossing is the English Channel. Migrants do not arrive at other borders.

At least your president Biden ended Trump’s policy of separating children from their families.

It's working out great for the unauthorized entrants.

Do you think its the racism again?

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If the UK is so racist, why do people risk their lives by fleeing from France to enter it?

The way to solve this crisis is simple. Return all those in camps along the coast to their "first country of refuge". If they are indeed asylum seekers/refugees, then their first entry point into Europe is where they should be processed and their claims adjudicated.

Smugglers and human traffickers? Kill them, sink their boats as a warning to others. Plus, the sunken boats will provide a habitat for the growth of new coral reefs and the like.

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If you turn away desperate migrants and refugees, you are scum. I will not elaborate on this.

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Harriet Harman knows full well that no economic, fiscal, system of health social care that any UK government could possibly process or manage such a level of illegal migration.

There will come a point where the British Government will have to take firm action and possibility forcibly turn these dinghies back. This could take place in international waters that separate France from UK.

There could well be fatalities. Both the UK and French Government will be responsible.

The UK will have to fully utilize its Navy and the dangers for full confrontation will escalate considerably.

It is pointless harping Brexit political points scoring.

The EU UK relationship could well descend to such acrimony to be deemed beyond life support.

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Sister, these people are not desperate if they can come up with 5,000 Euros to pay someone to carry them across the channel. If they WERE truly refugees and migrants, they would stay in the first safe country they entered and await a decision. But travelling across a continent in an effort to 'shop' for their preferred destination is not what real refugees do.

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Sister, these people are not desperate if they can come up with 5,000 Euros to pay someone to carry them across the channel. 

That's exactly what desperation is, actually.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proposed legislation that would give authorities patrolling the English Channel the power to turn away boats carrying migrants. The Nationality and Borders Bill would also make it more difficult for people who enter the country illegally to claim asylum and allow asylum-seekers to be screened abroad.

This is well-needed legislation.

AttilathehungryToday  09:34 am JST

If the UK is so racist, why do people risk their lives by fleeing from France to enter it?

You answered your own question--France.

If the US is so racist why do people risk their lives by fleeing from numerous countries to enter it?

zichiToday  09:30 am JST

RegBilk

I do not deny there is racism in the UK

Leave it at that FF.

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Sister, that 5,000 Euro would be better spent housing and clothing their children, not lining the pocket of a career criminal human trafficker. These people aren't desperate, they are greedy. They are looking for the best deal in terms of public benefits, they aren't looking for refuge. They already HAVE refuge. They had refuge the moment they entered the EU zone. Any attempt after that moment is just greed.

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Once they make it to the British shore and request asylum they will spend a long time in a detention centre only with the majority being denied and deported back to their countries.

https://www.unhcr.org/uk/asylum-in-the-uk.html

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Sister, that 5,000 Euro would be better spent housing and clothing their children, not lining the pocket of a career criminal human trafficker. These people aren't desperate, they are greedy. They are looking for the best deal in terms of public benefits, they aren't looking for refuge. They already HAVE refuge. They had refuge the moment they entered the EU zone. Any attempt after that moment is just greed.

All of this is wrong, actually.

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 They are looking for the best deal in terms of public benefits, they aren't looking for refuge. They already HAVE refuge. They had refuge the moment they entered the EU zone. Any attempt after that moment is just greed.

Exactly.

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Care to elaborate, Sister? What is the purpose of people who have already reached safety to continue their journey and choose to do so by dealing with human traffickers?

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Asylum seekers can request asylum in any country and not just the first country.

Give safe passage and any money they have can help to support them.

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