Migrants: what we should do

The problem of migrants in Calais seems insoluble and will certainly remain insoluble unless we recognise some fundamental truths about the people who exodus from their homelands to the Jungle Camp and then formulate a solution that is based on the true situation, not on the situation as we would like it to be or as our prejudices may determine. The starting point is recognising the following facts. Continue reading

Looking through the razor wire

I have been following the stories on the media about migrants. All are fleeing the places where they and their ancestors lived for generations to developed countries mostly in the hope of a better safer life and occasionally in order to avoid persecution, torture and death. They are people who cram into small unsafe boats and cross the seas, or people who swim rivers in attempts to enter other nations. Some make their way through Europe in the hope of joining the United Kingdom’s sixty four millions and end up in camps in Calais where they risk life and limb to hide in and under trucks in the hope of making it across the border. Continue reading