Tuesday, 1 September 2020

August 2020 Update

I got my GCSE results this month, after several u-turns from the government, and will be starting sixth-form college this September. The government has handled the COVID-19 explosion and fallout in a catastrophically terrible way. Remind yourself what your government did in crisis when Boris tries to charm a vote out of you at the next general election.

Immigration & Asylum Seekers

In my last update I spoke of why equality is something that the majority struggle with, especially when we look at people that seem different to us, whether it be where they were born, their[1] physical appearance, or their language or cultural knowledge. I want to discuss the omnipresent migrant 'crisis'.

If the British meddles in another country, by fighting in civil wars, overthrowing dictators, or feeling the repercussions of decision we took in previous colonies, we should accept refugees into our country as a consequence. For example, if you nock someone's phone off the table, or crash into their car you are liable. In the same way, this country cannot expect other countries to foot our bill. Boris, Nigel & Co want you to believe that even if we caused the explosion, we don't have to clear up the fallout. A lot of people (including Boris & Nigel) will call the Iraq war illegal, but then not take any of the humanitarian burden that falls on the disruption we caused in the Middle East. 

Contrary to what you read in The Sun, the vast majority of migrants are hard-working, strong people, just like the majority of the UK, just like you. The right wing want to scare you, like they did with Brexit, and turn us into a nationalist, intolerant country.

Footnotes

A video I found really quite insightful, that explained how statutes and treaties about asylum is here.

1. I use 'their' or 'they' as a way of showing the attitude of a member of the majority looking at what they perceive to be minority, usually people different from them. In this article I am generally referring to people entering the country to claim asylum.

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