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French coastguards have rescued four migrants who were found trying to cross the Channel in an inflatable dinghy.
. . . suffering from hypothermia . . .
. . . set off for the UK from Dunkirk.
The migrants were found about three miles from the French coast and rescued shortly after 06:00 GMT.
. . . the fifth man had abandoned the boat and swum back to shore, reaching Sangatte.
originally posted by: grainofsand
Genuine attempt maybe but not genuine asylum seekers.
They are in a safe country (France) and choosing to attempt illegal entry to the UK without registering and claiming asylum in France first.
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
a reply to: grainofsand
So just to be clear... your basically advocating that the UK should be a bunch of freeloader's and just force western europe to deal with the refugee crisis?
A crisis which btw, the UK (being the number one Ally of the US) are largely responsible for.
. . . the tide was against us now. The next few hours were pretty miserable, and we made very little progress towards France.
But little by little, in increments of fractions of a mile, we began to edge towards Calais.
By early afternoon we could see cars and people on the shore. We were so close to France. Huge ships passed us on all sides. But ocean rowing is a slow motion race against forces far greater than your feeble oar pulls, and progress was frustratingly slow.