Just my final point, I don’t want to labour this for post after post, as others have put forward the case further up the thread. I didn’t once refer to the Dublin Convention regarding returns, or how it relates to safe passage and rights for Asylum. This is a moot point as it no longer applies post BREXIT, so quoting text and legal paragraphs to back up the current situation with a defunct (from the UK’s perspective) agreement has no relevance now.Tommy wrote: ↑Sat 27 Nov 2021, 11:01 pmNo, you posted things that were wrong. In response, I cited the Dublin Convention and this morning the actual process and regulations behind applications. This is not my view. This is simply the law/process.
It’s not a criticism of you personally - you just said things that were false, and that are common myths, I don’t blame you for believing them. But I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you. At the same time, I do not intend any offence nor personal attack, either.
I was not disputing how the rules were previously applied under the said convention, but the broader question (in the eyes of many), how can someone travel through many safe countries and then expect “asylum” in the country of their choice?
We currently haven’t any mechanisms to control this, and this needs to be looked at, to stop economic migrants playing the system.
We shouldn’t be deemed racist, xenophobic or unwelcoming by questioning their intentions.
Iainpeden succinctly put it a few posts ago when he said “However, while the Dublin Convention does say about the first country somebody feels safe in, how could it be argued that anybody would feel unsafe in Germany, Italy, Spain, France or Benelux.”
I agree with him.
There is no doubt that a proportion are not genuinely fleeing war torn countries but are economic migrants seeking a better life in a country of their choice. It is the latter many people have a problem with, and who shouldn’t be accepted here, unless they have a very good reason or grounds for remaining.
It is imperative that we stop the crossings, as we currently have no idea of who is entering the country or their intentions.