‘We’re in limbo’: the families marooned at a British military base for 16 years | World news | The Guardian

English: Map of Cyprus showing districts

English: Map of Cyprus showing districts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an amazing, must-read story from the Guardian. Check it out!

via ‘We’re in limbo’: the families marooned at a British military base for 16 years | World news | The Guardian.

When Kurdish refugees arrived by sea at a UK military base in Cyprus, sixteen years ago, they did not expect to still be confined to the British base sixteen years later.

With millions of Kurdish refugees on the move once again, fleeing ahead of ISIS, this Guardian story will be, once again, deeply embarrassing for the UK Government.


One response

  1. The UK has a long history of asserting rights of dominion over places and then abrogating its responsibilities.
    The UK as Dr Alf knows does not recognise the rights of Kurds to their own independent state so these people cannot “go back there” as there is no country to send them to.
    Cyprus used to be a colony which is why the UK fought a counter insurgency against Eoka terrorists in the 1950’s led by the unaptly named Archbishop Makarios a dangerous demogogue whose grave lies in the Troodos mountains guarded by armed soldiers from 8.30 am till 5.3O pm.
    Now that Iraq and Syria are coming under the heel of the newly emerging ISIS Caliphate these people could argue that they have a fear of returning to where they came from which would then mean they could stay in the UK as refugees with a real fear of persecution.
    The UK allows 250,000 illegal immigrants to enter the UK each year using purchased NI numbers and bogus documentation to stay here and work.
    It allows rogue mosques including 2 in North London to preach sedition and treason,radicalise young men who then go abroad to commit murder and acts of terror and then return to a slap on the wrist.
    Rightly it should feel shame over its treatment of these unfortunates.

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