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Old 21st Oct 2015, 07:47
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It's not even winter and they are complaining about sleeping in tents.

Freezing migrants cry foul as German cold bites

As I keep saying, this is not going to end well.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 08:22
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Should be handled by the Cypriots - but lets wait till the huggy-fluffies and lawyers get hold of it......

Refugee boats wash up at UK military base in Cyprus

Three overloaded boats carrying more than 100 refugees from Syria have washed up at Britain’s military base in Cyprus, potentially opening up a new front line in the migration crisis. The refugees, believed to include women and children, have been transferred to a temporary reception area at the sovereign base at Akrotiri on southern coast of the Mediterranean island.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence confirmed that three boats had arrived at the base, which has been used to launch airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. The MoD is still gathering details about the incident, including the number of refugees involved. “I believe it is more than a hundred, but there is no confirmation of the exact number at the moment,” the spokesman said. He said it was unclear where the refugees had travelled from but a police official told local media that refugees “appear” to have come from Syria.

He added: “At the moment the first priority is to make sure everyone is safe and well before decisions are taken on what’s going to happen to them. We don’t know full numbers. It is happening as we speak so details are still coming in.” Asked whether the refugees would be able to claim asylum in Britain, the MoD official said: “That’s not our understanding.”

The base is one of two sovereign territories retained by Britain on Cyprus, a colony until 1960. Cyprus has received hundreds of refugees from Syria, but if confirmed this would be the first time any have arrived at the Akrotiri base, which is about 150 miles from the Syrian port of Tartus.

The news site In-Cyprus quoted George Kiteos, the head of police at the sovereign base area, as saying: “The number of persons has been counted and recorded. The boats were carrying over 100 persons.” He added: “They have received first aid and they all appear to be in good health. We have already alerted all the other necessary services. They appear to have come from nearby Syria.”

The site said two small boats had been were spotted off the coast of Akrotiri at about 6.30am and were shepherded back to the shore by the Cyprus coastguard.

'We're in limbo': the families marooned at a British military base for 16 years

.....Yet the Richmond villagers are an exceptional case that is unlikely to be repeated. Before Cyprus joined the EU in 2004, it signed a memorandum of understanding with Britain to take responsibility for any asylum seekers who might enter the SBAs through Cypriot territory.......



Extract from MOU

On 20 February 2003 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus concerning the implementation of the Protocol on the SBAs in so far as it concerns Illegal migrants and asylum seekers. We rehearse the relevant extracts:

“Noting that the United Kingdom through the Sovereign Base Areas Administration has the responsibility for illegal migrants and asylum seekers that enter the island of Cyprus by the Sovereign Base Areas.

Emphasising the importance of the international obligations of the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Cyprus with regard to asylum seekers, including the prohibition on indirect refoulement.

Bearing in mind humanitarian considerations, such as those reflected in the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and the need for the Republic of Cyprus and the United Kingdom to work together with a view to devising practical ways and means of respecting the rights and satisfying the needs of asylum seekers and illegal migrants in the Sovereign Base Areas.

In light of the fact that the Government of the United Kingdom has committed itself not to develop the Sovereign Base Areas for other than military purposes and, in particular, not to allow new settlement of people in the Sovereign Base Areas other than for temporary purposes.

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The Government(s)...have reached the following understanding:

1. For the purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding an asylum seeker is any person seeking international protection relating to the Status of Refugees, or the European Convention on Human Rights, or the United Nations Convention against Torture 1984.

7. The administrative bodies competent for the examination of asylum applications under the Refugee Law of the Republic of Cyprus will be authorised to examine, under the relevant Sovereign Base legislation and on behalf of the Sovereign Base Areas Administration applications of asylum seekers arriving directly in the Sovereign Base Areas. To this effect the Administrator of the Sovereign Base Areas will ensure that the necessary legislation is enacted and in so doing, will reflect, to the extent possible, the laws applicable to asylum seekers in the Republic of Cyprus.

9. Subject to paragraph 13, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus will grant the following benefits to asylum seekers arriving directly in the Sovereign Base Areas:

(a) Free medical care, in case they lack the necessary means

(b) Welfare benefits equivalent to those given to the citizens of the Republic of Cyprus

(c) The right to apply for a work permit in accordance with the relevant laws of the Republic of Cyprus

(d) Access to education

12. The United Kingdom, through the SBAA, will endeavour to resettle persons recognised as refugees or granted any other form of international protection in countries willing to accept those persons, and not later than one year after the decision granting the relevant status has been taken.

13. The United Kingdom will indemnify the Republic of Cyprus for the net costs incurred ...”

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Old 21st Oct 2015, 10:07
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It's becoming a cosmic joke, and the joke is on us,we dont deserve to survive.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 10:21
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I think we see the start of the end for the Cypriot tourist industry, which was teetering last year and worse this year, all that's needed now is for the fluffies to start and want em all to come there,..then sadly its good bye Cyprus ..hello to a mass of illegitimates..and asylum seekers....

Suppose that's most of the European mainland now goosed good and proper.

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Old 21st Oct 2015, 11:21
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The Times: Calais migrants put on flights by France quickly return

French taxpayers are spending tens of thousands of euros a week on a private aeroplane that flies migrants from Calais to other French towns, only for most to return. The practice, revealed by StreetPress, a French investigative website, has been condemned as an extraordinary waste of public money.

French border police argue that it is necessary to move the migrants because their station in Coquelles, near Eurotunnelís terminal outside Calais, has space for only 79 people in its cells. Their response involves using a Beechcraft 1900 plane to fly migrants to other border police stations in towns such as Perpignan and NÓmes in southern France, and Metz in eastern France. Some are then released and can return to Calais by train, on which the state operator, SNCF, offers them free travel.

The aircraft can only transport five migrants at a time. StreetPress estimates that the daily cost of the operation is Ä23,000. The Interior Ministry defended using the plane, saying that it was cheaper than moving migrants by road.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 11:27
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Over the next few months, as the Northern European Winter bites, I wonder how many starters the Swedes and Germans would get if they were to announce that a bus would be leaving daily for the local airport where a chartered aircraft was waiting to fly anyone who wanted to go back to where they came from back to where they came from. Free passage.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 11:41
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The Times: Calais migrants put on flights by France quickly return

The aircraft can only transport five migrants at a time.
Only five at a time? Is it fitted out as a VIP machine?
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 11:59
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I just heard a report on the ABC that ( I think they said) 19000 'migrants' arrived at the Solivean border in the last week. If I heard that number correctly, the onset of winter does not seem to be slowing them down.

I wonder if word has filtered back yet that they can look forward to a winter in a tent?

Yep I heard correctly, just got the days wrong. 20000 have arrived in the last 5 days! No wonder they have mobilised the army.

Europe migrant crisis: Slovenia calls in army to help manage asylum seekers, asks EU for police backup - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 18:28
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I used to think we'd get to Christmas before the shooting started. Now I'm not so sure.
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Old 21st Oct 2015, 23:49
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Now the Roma enriching the lives of French citizens are upset because the authorities have refused to allow one of their number out of prison to attend a funeral. It would seem that Europe is unravelling at a ever increasing pace.
Google 'Moirans', a town near Grenoble.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 00:22
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It probably won't, but maybe, just maybe, as Europe becomes unravelled, people might wake up and realise that the huggy fluffs have caused all this. They might realise that the fluffies have giving their countries away. That the ability to speak up against anything because of PC madness now means they have thousands of invaders camped in the field next door, or their car was just torched because invaders are demanding their rights to be let out of jail.

I feel it won't be a good Christmas in Europe.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 01:07
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Someone mention Christmas? The weather men in UK are forecasting 4 months of snow for Britain this winter.Even if they are half wrong it may well be rather cold and if it is cold in UK the it will more than likely be the same in Northern Europe. Interesting times ahead.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 01:17
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The immigrants, grateful people that they are, have set fire to their tents at the Slovakian border because they don't like the way they are being treated, insufficient food, shelter(!) blankets etc. and the processing is "too slow"!
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 04:19
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I inadvertently opened the first page of this thread and thought some of the comments there were made today. It's interesting to see how attitudes have changed, even here, in such a short space of time. Thinking they were new comments, I replied to two of them.

We feel the guilt of our own high living standards
Well, funfly, if the current influx to Europe continues, I think it's safe to say you won't have that particular issue to bother you any more.

Your guilt will be gone - along with your current living standards.

The future is much smaller communities, with far less travel and migration
MG32, I think you're on the money there. Add to that "...with the vast majority enduring a far lower standard of living and quite probably ruled by warlords."
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 06:43
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MG32, I think you're on the money there. Add to that "...with the vast majority enduring a far lower standard of living and quite probably ruled by warlords."
I would say 'proprietary communities' rather than 'rule by warlords', but, yes, I tend to agree. I suspect most people will pick a stable community run by someone competent over a vote.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 09:54
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That stupid cow is gobbing off again,she should be certified,she's completely lost her trumpet.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 14:48
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I feel it won't be a good Christmas in Europe.
Don't you dare mention Christmas incase it offends the Muslims.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 15:11
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Very disturbing that Theresa May, the Home Secretary - responsible for policing, immigration and border control amongst many other things - thinks that rural police services with hardly any non-white residents should have black or brown officers and chief Constables. I am beginning to think that it is not only her dress sense that is crazy. If she wants to inflame an already dangerous situation she's going the right way about it. And while I'm in the mood I've just heard a Muslim lady lawyer defending the application of Sharia law in the UK as being in the interests of Muslim women. And yesterday a Northampton junior school headmistress was describing the challenge of coping with 60 non-English speaking immigrant kids who had suddenly been thrust on her school. I am becoming more and more convinced that the world is going mad.
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 20:20
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Metro Man said.....................

"Don't you dare mention Christmas in case it offends the Muslims."


In North America now the seasonal greeting is "Happy Holidays", so as not to cause offence to.........................(fill in the blanks).
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Old 22nd Oct 2015, 21:24
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Originally Posted by pineridge View Post
Metro Man said.....................

"Don't you dare mention Christmas in case it offends the Muslims."


In North America now the seasonal greeting is "Happy Holidays", so as not to cause offence to.........................(fill in the blanks).
, becasue

I must offend a lot of folks then, because I say Merry Christmas. As does most everyone else around here.
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