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    Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Apparently there is a huge camp of immigrants trying to get across the English Channel from France. To the point where the British government has considered sending troops. One man was actually arrested after walking the entire 35 mile length of the tunnel dodging trains in the dark. Over 600 people made 2000 attempts to rush the entrance in a single night according to the news I saw.

    Craaazy.

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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Quote Originally Posted by Saint_ View Post
    Apparently there is a huge camp of immigrants trying to get across the English Channel from France. To the point where the British government has considered sending troops. One man was actually arrested after walking the entire 35 mile length of the tunnel dodging trains in the dark. Over 600 people made 2000 attempts to rush the entrance in a single night according to the news I saw.

    Craaazy.
    A legacy of entering into illegal wars around the world. We reap what we sow.
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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    A legacy of entering into illegal wars around the world. We reap what we sow.
    Yes, you are paying for your History, for your Empire. What's past is past, time to call a halt.

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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Yes, you are paying for your History, for your Empire. What's past is past, time to call a halt.
    And your's too. Its as much a part of your legacy as it is our's. We just happen to be much closer and more accessible for them
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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    And your's too. Its as much a part of your legacy as it is our's. We just happen to be much closer and more accessible for them
    Not denying that! Yours is older & more widespread, but we have nothing to be proud of, esp. Central America & United Fruit!

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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    So it is not a UK or German problem alone, migrants in transit through Greece entering Macedonia are running into trouble HERE
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Yes, you are paying for your History, for your Empire. What's past is past, time to call a halt.
    I'd say it's much more recent history that that - a combination of illegal interference in the affairs of sovereign states generating a glut of displaced persons and a way too open benefits system creating a honeypot to attract them.

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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    I'd say it's much more recent history that that - a combination of illegal interference in the affairs of sovereign states generating a glut of displaced persons and a way too open benefits system creating a honeypot to attract them.
    Bulls-eye! Lack of ethics, common sense and forward-thinking has left us with a nasty, on-going legacy. We'll be a long time sorting this out, methinks!
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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    I'd say it's much more recent history that that - a combination of illegal interference in the affairs of sovereign states generating a glut of displaced persons and a way too open benefits system creating a honeypot to attract them.
    I wonder what percentage are running away, and what percentage are running toward something ?
    Or is it a bit of both ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Refugees swarm the English Channel Tunnel to try to immigrate to England.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    I wonder what percentage are running away, and what percentage are running toward something ?
    Or is it a bit of both ?
    A bit of both but I'd say things must be pretty bad at home to put yourself through what they experience no matter what the perceived reward.

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