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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    All refugees are migrants. Not all migrants are refugees.
    All refugees are migrants but not all migrants are refugees, in this case most are 'fleeing' by their own volition for reasons of economics rather than war or conflict
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    (Original post by MaxReid)
    All refugees are migrants but not all migrants are refugees, in this case most are 'fleeing' by their own volition for reasons of economics rather than war or conflict
    Quite!
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    As a left-winger, I must say that this such a non-story. However, I don't doubt that Cameron and the rest of the Tories look at these human beings as nothing more than second-class citizens.

    They are economic migrants, if they truly sought shelter, safety and refuge, they'd remain in France, Belgium or elsewhere - not the UK.

    However, we need to as people of this country, define those who need help and those who are pushing their luck. There are genuine folks who need our assistance and we as humans need to offer it to the most needy and desperate.

    End of thread.
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    Just saw a theory in the speccie that this was part of a dead cat strategy re the google debacle.

    If that's true, it is an absolutely sublime move. It means he's worked out how to outrage and distract the left without giving them any meaningful ammunition which will be effective with anyone else.
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    If only they were a lovely "bunch" (e.g. 'of coconuts') :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You clearly don't understand context.

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    lol
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    (Original post by Squirrel777)
    The scenes of the migrants attacking the lorries and authorities resembled locust attacks and was very swarm like. What do you say to that?
    That wasn't my objection. My objection was the connotation of the word.
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    (Original post by AlwaysWatching)
    He probably doesn't care, he's been called much worse haha!
    True. All deserved, probably
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Yup, the swarm of migrants tends to swarm around cars and lorries, and to swarm up security fences and makes itself a perfect nuisance, not to say menace.

    You really should try not to get your knickers in a bunch about the use of innocuous words like "bunch" and "swarm" because, if you do, you invest them with an importance they didn't actually have. You have highlighted the nature of the Calais migrants as pests, nuisances, to be got rid of.
    'innocuous'
    We all know what the implication was. You saying there's nothing it is like trying to defend Katie Hopkins' use of the word cockroaches.
 
 
 
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