posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 07:54 AM
I wondered whether it might be a good idea to create a new thread where people can discuss the ongoing European Migration Crisis. I know many have
been creating posts in relation to the unfolding crisis in Europe (not just me!) and want to be able to discuss and share information but also
understand that if this doesn't affect your Country directly it can become boring. I can remember a couple of years ago when nearly every thread was
in relation to Ebola or ISIS and I agree it is off putting to new ATS members or people who aren't directly affected by the issues. However, as this
crisis isn't going to go away anytime soon and is unfolding on a daily basis I thought it would be good idea to create this thread so people who feel
they are being directly affected have somewhere to discuss their worries and concerns without aggravating members who just aren't interested, it will
also stop new threads being made constantly on the same subject. What do people think?
I will start the thread by posting a source that shows there has been riots in Calais for a third night. This has hardly appeared in any of the
British newspapers however, a friend of mine has just come back from France this morning and had to travel through Calais, she said things are getting
really out of hand and there were large groups of migrants playing cat and mouse with the Police. I went on to French media to see if anything was
mentioned there and it was. The source is here:
I have also posted the front page of the French news because it also refers to a terrorist plot that has been foiled and touches on the fact that a
couple of hundred people who went to fight with ISIS have now returned to France.
My concern with Calais is this has been going on for a long time and our Government said they were going to put in effective measures to deal with the
security aspect, as a lot of these migrants were making it through on lorries etc in the Summer www.bbc.co.uk...
They have spent a fortune putting up fencing etc and yet this still hasn't helped and the numbers and the violence seem to be escalating if anything.
A lot of the people in these camps are failed asylum seekers or economic migrants (there are a very small number who are genuine refugees from Syria).
The problem France has it can't return them because a lot have destroyed their papers and their host Countries won't accept them back. I think this
will probably have been discussed at the meeting yesterday when all the heads of the EU States met as a lot of these migrants are from Africa.
I worry though that if the security constraints put in place aren't stopping the escalating violence how Calais is going to deal with this if the
numbers carry on rising as people who are now on their way across Europe make their way to Calais with the UK as their preferred
edit on 11/12/2015 by semperfortis because: Corrected all CAPS