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Ascension had been looked at as a possible asylum centre

Old 30th Sep 2020, 10:08
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Ascension had been looked at as a possible asylum centre

You couldn't make it up. Still, they could have used the returned A330's to transport them..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54349796
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You couldn't make it up. Still, they could have used the returned A330's to transport them..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54349796
It was a study. The study concluded it wasn't practical. The idea was binned. What's the issue?
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Old 30th Sep 2020, 11:22
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Shouldn't this be over on Jet Blast? Y'know, a bit of red meat for those crusty whingers: "Make 'em swim there!!" and all that.
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Build a centre on the Isle of Skye, that ought to get their SNP MP Blackford whinging and whining even more!
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Handy for the yellow fever graves. They havenít been filled in a while.
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Why not go the whole hog and send them to the Falklands? I'm sure Priti would like the thought of building immigration centres adjacent to the uncleared minefields.
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In 1982, Ascension was certainly an asylum, perhaps not with the same meaning as currently postulated.
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Originally Posted by Martin the Martian View Post
Why not go the whole hog and send them to the Falklands? I'm sure Priti would like the thought of building immigration centres adjacent to the uncleared minefields.
MINEFIELDS is that the answer, lay mines along the Kent coast?

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It seems to be standard practice to include one or two obvious non-starters in most studies, and I strongly suspect that this may have been why Ascension was put in. Sometimes obvious no hope candidate solutions are thrown into the mix to make the chosen outcome look more favourable, but often there seems to be a degree of fear in some departments that if they don't include the clearly barking mad options they will be accused of not being sufficiently inclusive or courageous in their considerations.

There were rumours that the "include everything out of fear" procedure was almost standard practice when Theresa May was Home Secretary. Amongst her Civil Servants there seemed to be a view that she was both bloody difficult to work for and overly obsessed with detail, to the point where she was reputed to miss seeing the whole picture. It seems possible that she may have initiated a policy of including every possible option in any study conducted by her department, and also seems equally possible that that practice has now become habitual within the Home Office.
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Why not go the whole hog and send them to the Falklands?
..and then give the island back to the Argentinians?
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..and then give the island back to the Argentinians?
It would once have had to be Argentinian to be given back...
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It would once have had to be Argentinian to be given back...
...and there is more than one island. If they were to send would-be immigrants there, the penguins would quickly be in danger of extinction. And the Bennies - sorry Falklanders - don't deserve that treatment.

No mention of Diego Garcia in this document, I notice. I wonder why...?
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And the Bennies - sorry Falklanders
Only those old enough to remember Crossroads, complete with it's flimsy sets that tended to wobble around, might get the rationale for that nickname.
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Bennies: very non-pc. They're Stills, get with the programme.

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Originally Posted by Harley Quinn View Post
It was a study. The study concluded it wasn't practical. The idea was binned. What's the issue?
Yep, idiot thread to start on Mil forum. as you say, studies look at all sorts of options. Doesnít mean they are goers. Some people canít help themselves.
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What a stupid idea - what's wrong with Gruinard?
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Didn't the Aussies do something broadly equivalent?

They no longer have the Boat problems that they used to have....................


Try the Faroe islands?
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Didn't the Aussies do something broadly equivalent?

They no longer have the Boat problems that they used to have....................
No, not on home land. Children and adults self-harming and killing themselves out of desperation is much less embarrassing.
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No, not on home land. Children and adults self-harming and killing themselves out of desperation is much less embarrassing.

Is it that bad on the Faroe Islands?
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Is it that bad on the Faroe Islands?
Darker still by some accounts.
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