Refugee crisis: European leaders blamed for record high deaths in the Mediterranean | The Independent

The Independent reports that Britain and other European nations are making the refugee crisis worse by forcing people fleeing conflict and persecution to undertake covert and treacherous journeys, citing new research. It highlights that the damning report by the Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis (Medmig) project concluded that the refusal to open up legal routes for those seeking safety in Europe has increased demand for people smuggling on ever more dangerous routes.

Source: Refugee crisis: European leaders blamed for record high deaths in the Mediterranean | The Independent

Although I voted for Remain, I sadly must conclude that the refugee crisis highlights why the EU is not workable at the political level. Of all the European leaders, I would highlight Angela Merkel for botched, naive and ill-considered actions on refugees and immigration.

This leads me to an open question:

If Angela Merkel had not botched the refugee crisis, do you think that the UK would still be looking at a Hard Brexit?


Opinion – For Thousands of Exhausted Migrants, a Journey’s End in Munich – The New York Times – John Gelmini

The trails of these migrants merits a calm and reflective response and action to remove them all to Libya in an area cleared out by a combined European military.

Europe is full up. The UK is full up and we are setting a dangerous precedent by taking them in because as those left behind see what is happening, they too will want to have their own shot at the new “Promised Land”, which seems to be Germany or the” Nirvana” of benefit recipients and new identities, Great Britain.

Once in Europe, they will multiply faster than the indigenous population, and like Leicester, UK, which became predominantly brown 15 years ago, other places will follow.

In the end, what is left of our Judeo-Christian heritage will be destroyed and the indigenous populations marginalised.

Humanitarian crises need to be dealt with in situ, not loaded onto hard pressed taxpayers without so much as a by your leave.

The UK can support a population of 40 million at best but as Dr ALF knows it already has an official population of 64.5 million, people plus 7 million illegal immigrants.

We, in both the UK and Continental Europe, need to get a grip before it is too late.

John Gelmini