Posts Tagged ‘calais

05
Oct
09

Could migrant wokers pull the world out of recession?

workersThis is a subject that comes up quite often during our editorial meetings. Two weeks ago we did a programme from Calais where a camp called ‘The Jungle’ was shut down by the French government.

Some of you reacted to the Afghan refugees on the program asking them to go home because if they do make it across the Channel to Britain, they’ll become a burden on the health and housing system. Some of you also mentioned that many have lost their jobs due to recession so there aren’t enough jobs to go around for new people, especially that the new people are illegal migrants. Continue reading ‘Could migrant wokers pull the world out of recession?’

24
Sep
09

On air: So what’s the answer?

calais fireTo the right is one of the hundreds of refugees – mainly Afghans -camped out in a place called “the jungle” near Calais in northern France, hoping to make it across the Channel to Britain.

This week, French police broke up the camp- an operation criticised by refugee groups.

Continue reading ‘On air: So what’s the answer?’

22
Sep
09

Is it time to open our borders?

calaisThe Jungle is our house. Please don’t destroy it. If you do so, where is the place to go?” That’s a question for French authorities who now have to decide what to do with the hundreds of illegal migrants they have just evicted, following this morning’s clearing of the migrant camp in Calais. It’s a common story that isn’t going away, so is it time for some fresh thinking -should we just keep our borders open? Continue reading ‘Is it time to open our borders?’




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