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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    this is a great thread and I'm pleased to know that the people there and being treated well with food and water, and its good that pokemon go is keeping them occupied !
    thanks
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    do you believe their current living conditions are bad enough that they deserve asylum in the uk
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    (Original post by magicelephant)
    do you believe their current living conditions are bad enough that they deserve asylum in the uk
    Your question is very opinion based, so i will try to answer it more factually to give some perspective.

    Are living conditions bad: With 3 free meals everyday all day, power and water. Along with shelter, life is far better then large parts of the undeveloped world. Probably a similar standard of living as rural parts of asia, but with nice phones and many have televisions and cigarettes. (Still haven't figured out how they get the money to smoke though)

    Asylum: According to this document: http://beersllp.com/wp-content/uploa...873_asylum.pdf

    To claim asylum you will need to show that you have a real risk of being persecuted (treated badly) because of your race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership of a particular social group and that your home
    government is unable or unwilling to protect you. So in the majority of cases, people are unable to claim asylum in the UK, france or any other country for that matter as they are from North Africa fleeing droughts.

    Also according to this document and the law: http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/the-asyl...s-made-simple/

    You are unable to claim asylum from outside the UK, so to claim asylum u have to illegally enter the UK, then by placing a claim you are exempt from removal until a decision has been made. So they physically cannot try to claim this without illegally entering the UK. So in a few cases, where people are genuinely fleeing conflict this process is difficult. E.g in Yemen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemeni...%80%93present)
    However these people are in the minority.


    I hope that has shed some light on your question!
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    Im back again, if people have any new questions. Feel free to ask!
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    Saw one trending of a very biased opinion so bumped this so people could see a non-biased open to different opinions thread!
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    (Original post by string210)
    Saw one trending of a very biased opinion so bumped this so people could see a non-biased open to different opinions thread!
    Non-biased? You went with a charity who encourage these illegal economic migrants to continue risking their lives to get into a country which does not want them. Hardly un-biased.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Non-biased? You went with a charity who encourage these illegal economic migrants to continue risking their lives to get into a country which does not want them. Hardly un-biased.
    Just to let you know, i am not returning with this charity to the jungle again. However for me to see the calais jungle the only way was through a charity as they funded everything. In my personal opinion i don't think allowing everyone to enter England is a viable solution. Please try not to judge? At least i can provide first hand accounts and statistics collected by the charity to provide evidence, which is much better than just speculation!
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    (Original post by string210)
    But on the inside, a different story is told. Many places looked more like this:
    http://america.aljazeera.com/content...6266261032.jpg
    Is that Nicky Morgan trying to get some teaching experience?
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    Is that Nicky Morgan trying to get some teaching experience?
    haha
 
 
 
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