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21 hours ago, Voice of reason said:

I still wonder why the uk is still such a target destination as opposed to France, Spain, Turkey etc all much better than the origin of the journey.

As mentioned by many already, the English language and unofficial support network (family/friends already here)...

 

...and importantly, relative to the countries which you mention (and so many others between there and the UK), a quasi-complete lack of enforcement procedures and systems, permitting an existence "outside of the system" much (much) more easily, and at much (much) less risk of deportation.

 

This explains Theresa May's policies since 2010 to make life for illegal immigrants as difficult as possible (with collateral damage like Windrush obviously deemed acceptable), ie to "restore" those enforcement procedures...by coercing the private sector (landlords, employers, etc.) rather than investing in public services.

 

Now, civic duty or profit: which do you think regularly won, and still wins, the most amongst UK employers?

 

Social media's done the rest: people have been getting FB, Whatsapp and Insta updates everywhere on the globe, for a long time now. Contrasting with life-or-death hand-to-mouth existence in the @rse end of nowhere (true poverty, African or Eurasian style), even the barely-paid-and-living-in-an-overcrowded-hovel existence in the UK looks an infinitely greener shade of grass.

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55 minutes ago, Voice of reason said:

Uk doesn't allow asylum seekers to work either.

but once your claim is accepted you may work.

 

Turkey does have a work permit system, but it is very poor and does not really allow people to get jobs and support themselves.

Once of the reason many choose to leave and try to find something better, they may be relatively safe in Turkey but they're pretty much forced to live in abject poverty.

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Just heard on the news that Farage, hired a boat & a film crew & has made his way out into The Channel where he's observed a  French Navy vessel, escorting a boat full illegal migrants, out of French waters & across The Channel into UK waters. 

 

According to the BBC, over 1,000 have now made the crossing so far this year, many during our lockdown period.  Since last year, only 155 have been returned to France. 

 

Apparently both our & the French Govst are playing the latest incident down.  Of course they are.  Farage has embarrassed them both.  The UK Govt are clearly embarrassed because according to the BBC, the UK has given France several million of UK taxpayers money to buy equipment to prevent such crossings, which clearly isn't happening & he's embarrassed the French Govt, for colluding in helping illegal immigrants to our shores. 

 

It does seem strange that at a time of COVID-19, people can get worked up about not locking down ports & airports foe fear of legal travellers & migrants arriving in the UK with a potential to carry COVID-19 but care little about those entering illegally? 

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I wondered where he had got to.

So Farage continues to embarrass England.

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10 hours ago, Baron99 said:

but care little about those entering illegally? 

LOL

you answered your own question, how do you stop people entering illegally? you cant,  they can enter absolutely anywhere. The only way to do it, is to stop people being so desperate at the start, by making their lives better where they live.

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11 hours ago, Baron99 said:

Just heard on the news that Farage, hired a boat & a film crew & has made his way out into The Channel where he's observed a  French Navy vessel, escorting a boat full illegal migrants, out of French waters & across The Channel into UK waters. 

 

According to the BBC, over 1,000 have now made the crossing so far this year, many during our lockdown period.  Since last year, only 155 have been returned to France. 

 

Apparently both our & the French Govst are playing the latest incident down.  Of course they are.  Farage has embarrassed them both.  The UK Govt are clearly embarrassed because according to the BBC, the UK has given France several million of UK taxpayers money to buy equipment to prevent such crossings, which clearly isn't happening & he's embarrassed the French Govt, for colluding in helping illegal immigrants to our shores. 

 

It does seem strange that at a time of COVID-19, people can get worked up about not locking down ports & airports foe fear of legal travellers & migrants arriving in the UK with a potential to carry COVID-19 but care little about those entering illegally? 

Just watched the video - there's film of dingys and a couple of Navy ships from a distance. A lot of talking from Nigel about "this happened" and "that happened" but no actually footage of the things he was talking about. I would have thought that would have featured prominently.

 

Just Nigel trying to stay relevant I guess.

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9 hours ago, melthebell said:

LOL

you answered your own question, how do you stop people entering illegally? you cant,  they can enter absolutely anywhere. The only way to do it, is to stop people being so desperate at the start, by making their lives better where they live.

I'm pretty sure you can. For start, one just have to be less ignorant of the problem.

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48 minutes ago, Branyy said:

I'm pretty sure you can. For start, one just have to be less ignorant of the problem.

unless you have navel vessels berthed around the whole coastline about 100 foot apart how do you stop people sneaking in?

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1 hour ago, Branyy said:

I'm pretty sure you can. For start, one just have to be less ignorant of the problem.

How many illegal immigrants come through Heathrow every year? More or less than the number who manage it in a dinghy?

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