3000 refugees in Calais trying (most without success) to get to Britain.
Italy and Greece have taken 125,000 refugee arrivals since January 2015.
Meanwhile 57 million people have been displaced worldwide in different crises.
So bearing in mind the above the British media make a fuss about a handful of people in Calais? Even worse the British Government refuse to take our share of refugees whilst desperate people are dying in boats on the Mediterranean Sea. So why should we help these people? Well apart from humanitarianism and a moral obligation, Britain played a big part in creating the problem. Britain led NATO's military intervention in Libya and backed the Syrian civil war.
The South of Libya has become a haven for terrorists, and the Northern coast a center of migrant trafficking. Refugees are fleeing a dangerous, lawless Libya or have made treacherous journeys through Libya from countries like Eritrea.
Not so long ago Gaddafi's Libya had become the richest, most prosperous country in Africa.
In 2011, the West’s objective was clearly not to help the Libyan
people, who already had the highest standard of living in Africa, but to
oust Gaddafi, install a puppet regime, and gain control of Libya’s
In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations in Africa;
however, by the time he was assassinated, Gaddafi had turned Libya into
Africa’s wealthiest nation with the highest
life expectancy on the continent. Less people lived below the poverty
line than in the Netherlands.
For over 40 years, Gaddafi promoted economic democracy and used the
nationalised oil wealth to sustain social welfare programs
for all Libyans. Libyans enjoyed free
health care, free education, free electricity and
interest-free loans amongst other things. Now thanks to NATO’s intervention Libya is a failed state with it's infrastructure in ruins.
Many millions were spent destroying Libya, but nothing was spent rebuilding it after. Gaddafi may well have done some dubious things too but Libya were far better off before the bombs started dropping that's for sure.
Libya was bombed the 'help' the Libyan people but now when they get to our doorstep we are refusing to help them.
The same can be said for Syria where huge numbers are fleeing to Europe. We didn't officially invade Syria but Britain backed the 'rebels' to try and overthrow Assad. That turned out well didn't it? Money, weapons, training and support to rebels who later turned out to be terrorists. A chaotic civil war that Britain have been fighting by proxy has displaced millions of innocent people.
Will we welcome the refugees who are fleeing Syria? Imagine being scared and desperate enough to flee your own home, leave your country, never see friends ever again, travel for months in treacherous uncertain conditions, you finally reach the promised land..... and they turn you away.