24 human beings drown in Channel incident

Postman Pep

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That'll explain the COBRA meeting then. For a minute I thought wave machines were back on the agenda.

 

tosh1

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Every deaths a tragedy, as the op says, women, kids, families but the "until we get a govt" narrative. Who's government is responsible? Couldn't the French do more to stop them leaving? They could but won't, they're happy to see the backs of what they see as parasites. So, It falls on our govt to do more? Say, send a coupe of ferries to pick them up in batches? How many do we propose to collect? A lucky few, a few hundred, thousand? And then what? It is a problem, its a big problem but it shouldn't just fall on us.
 

Alan Harper's Tash

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Every deaths a tragedy, as the op says, women, kids, families but the "until we get a govt" narrative. Who's government is responsible? Couldn't the French do more to stop them leaving? They could but won't, they're happy to see the backs of what they see as parasites. So, It falls on our govt to do more? Say, send a coupe of ferries to pick them up in batches? How many do we propose to collect? A lucky few, a few hundred, thousand? And then what? It is a problem, its a big problem but it shouldn't just fall on us.
We could set up a system where refugees can seek asylum before setting foot in the U.K..

This would stop a lot of these crossings and horrific deaths.
 

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Every deaths a tragedy, as the op says, women, kids, families but the "until we get a govt" narrative. Who's government is responsible? Couldn't the French do more to stop them leaving? They could but won't, they're happy to see the backs of what they see as parasites. So, It falls on our govt to do more? Say, send a coupe of ferries to pick them up in batches? How many do we propose to collect? A lucky few, a few hundred, thousand? And then what? It is a problem, its a big problem but it shouldn't just fall on us.

If we set up a workable asylum system that acts quickly and humanely that would go a long way to resolving them - the UK broken Govt's system has in effect created the business of people smuggling. If there is a workable accessible system set up then nobody would need smugglers and the business model we have developed for them would be bust.
 

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