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  1. Also worth reading this post and following the links. https://www.ricksdailytips.com/facebook-accounts-being-cloned/
  2. Please don't mis-quote me; I was quite clear in what I said Yes, I'd say they probably are economic migrants, who officially arrived here to seek work, as per the border rules within the EU. Where the UK varied from most other countries, is that we failed to return them after 3 months when they were unsuccessful in landing gainful employment. Many people could (and should) probably have been returned from whence they came, had the government have been so minded. Too many folk seem to conflate refugees/asylum seekers with " economic migrants", some of the latter are undoubtedly scroungers.
  3. Did you even bother to read the first line that you quoted? "What's Page Hall specifically got to do with refugees and asylum seekers?"
  4. Pretty much in tune with everything you've said except this bit. I believe the Home sec was born in the UK, of parents who came here from Uganda in the '60s. This was before the days of Idi Amin, so in reality, our Home Sec is likely the child of economic migrants to the UK herself. Tee Hee 😉
  5. What's Page Hall specifically got to do with refugees and asylum seekers? In the absence of clarity in your post, I'm guessing your referring to other EU immigrants, who came here whilst we were still in the EU. Yes, I'd say they probably are economic migrants, who officially arrived here to seek work, as per the border rules within the EU. Where the UK varied from most other countries, is that we failed to return them after 3 months when they were unsuccessful in landing gainful employment. That would have been entirely within EU rules, but successive UK governments of all political flavours, failed to enact the rules which where open to them. I can't imagine why HMG took no action, unless maybe they were persuaded by leaders in industry, say as a potential means of suppressing wages. Have a read here; We could have controlled EU immigration if HMG had the will “Where admission is permitted, an EU citizen may remain in the UK for up to three months from the date of entry, provided they do not become a burden on the social assistance system of the UK. If an EU citizen does not meet one of the requirements for residence set out in the Directive [employed, self-employed, self-sufficient, student] then they will not have a right to reside in the UK and may be removed.” The UK is free to implement this policy as it sees fit, and yet it does not, while other countries – including Belgium and Italy – use this legislation to repatriate thousands of EU migrants each year."
  6. It's hardly surprising that some posters on here haven't got a true grasp of the numbers, when even the Home Secretary seeks to mislead parliament See the post, here recorded in Hansard, by Lord Kerr at 4.27. My third set of facts is as in the point made by the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett. The Home Secretary says that 70% of channel crossers are “economic migrants … not genuine asylum seekers”. That is plainly not true. Her own department’s data show that, of the top 10 nationalities arriving in small boats, virtually all seek asylum—61% are granted it at the initial stage and 59% of the rest on appeal. The facts suggest that well over 70% of asylum seekers coming across the channel in small boats are genuine asylum seekers, not economic migrants.
  7. There's an interesting analysis of the recent Twittering about this topic here written by Marc Owen Jones I've posted it via thread reader, for those without a Twitter account https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1506210844190859265.html Opening Tweet, (the contents of which sadly don't surprise me at all.) "I have done an analysis of those responding to #NazaninZaghariRatcliffe's interview, specifically focusing on those calling her an 'ungrateful cow' for not showing enough deference or gratitude to the UK government. The Brexit partisanship on the topic is startling. Read on!"
  8. This is one of the better articles I've seen regarding offering aid. https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/news/refugees-how-can-we-help/?fbclid=IwAR0Ga7tiU88fH4e5IicAnsPnavjW8sk6Ns3VWMOli9vz3xucaD8Nne0O5eE The first link is particularly worth a read too. "If you are in doubt about the potential harm of unsolicited donations" https://logcluster.org/document/guidelines-unsolicited-bilateral-donations-ubds
  9. Anna, I wonder if you have seen this Twitter thread by Carole Cadwaladr, which may help answer some of your questions. Anyone interested needs to read it all, including the links and embedded articles. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1499482812889681921.html
  10. Have a look here https://www.crashmap.co.uk/Search
  11. The concept of including the inner ring road within the scheme seems a little strange. How much pressure will that put on the smaller road just outside it, which were clearly not designed to carry through traffic?
  12. If it's of interest to anyone, I braved the Buxton weather and nipped up the hill to Totley Pike layby to catch a view as the train left Great Rocks Dale. I failed to catch it on any of the visits to Buxton station, but did manage some photos at Buxton sidings. There are pics on My Flickr Account (work backwards from this link), or on a Facebook album
  13. From the company website; "We travel through the East Midlands towards Sheffield and at Dore Junction we turn onto the beautiful Hope Valley for a journey through the stunningly beautiful Peak District National Park offering amazing views of Mam Tor and the surrounding moors, at Chinley we join the freight only line through Peak Forest as our engine works hard up the steep gradients to Buxton for an afternoon break of around three hours. The return journey takes a different route as we traverse the line through Dove Holes and Whaley Bridge to Stockport where we pass around the suburbs of Manchester before joining the Hope Valley line and retracing the outward journey through the Peak District." If anyone finds the timings, particularly for the Buxton end, please post them up.
  14. Annie, do you have a link anywhere for that comment please. It could clear up some queries over where I now live Thanks
  15. Extremely sorry to hear this news via another source. I feel privileged to have known her for 30 odd years, from the days way back at No.10.
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