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Italy refuses safe harbor to migrant ship, Spain also reluct

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject: Italy refuses safe harbor to migrant ship, Spain also reluct Reply with quote

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-ngo/italy-refuses-safe-harbor-to-charity-ship-carrying-migrants-idUSKBN1KY17H

It Spain's recent policy of taking in migrant ships refused entry elsewhere has abruptly ended. Which means we have reached a turning point. If the people operating the ship that picked them up knows that it will have nowhere to go once full of migrants then it cannot continue to keep picking them up. Can it even take them back to Libya? Presumably so, or else they have a major problem on their hands.

But by this mechanism, the migrations will surely end. There is no point in paying the people-traffickers £1000s if your prospect of actually arriving in Europe is very low.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can but hope!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
We can but hope!!


Do not raise your hopes ! Eventually the ship will dock somewhere in Western Europe, and the migrants on board will be offloaded.
And the ship will return to collect some more.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will have to sail a lot further to dump its human cargo than before, if it can find anyone who will allow it to do so, so it will be picking up a lot fewer people for its taxi service. France would be the nearest if Spain and Italy have closed the doors and given that France has closed its border with Italy to migrants I can't see them being very hospitable. Then it would be Greece or the Adriatic countries and they haven't been too hospitable to refugees either.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.aol.co.uk/video/view/migrant-boat-turns-down-aquarius-rescue-attempt/5b72ea49fcd67b5d0c0d7401/

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Migrant boat turns down Aquarius rescue attempt

A boatload of Tunisian migrants declined to be rescued by the charity ship Aquarius, highlighting the many challenges it faces trying to help stricken people adrift in the Mediterranean.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The people running these rescue ships need to be investigated (if they're not being already) to see the top people have links to the trafficers. I can't believe there is one somewhere tbh.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UndercoverElephant wrote:
https://www.aol.co.uk/video/view/migrant-boat-turns-down-aquarius-rescue-attempt/5b72ea49fcd67b5d0c0d7401/

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Migrant boat turns down Aquarius rescue attempt

A boatload of Tunisian migrants declined to be rescued by the charity ship Aquarius, highlighting the many challenges it faces trying to help stricken people adrift in the Mediterranean.


Maybe that wasn't the "taxi" that they had booked!!
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