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Aug 31, 2022Liked by NN Journal

Germany took in over one million refugees over a short space of time. The country did not collapse. The support systems were set up, coordinated by local government. There were challenges but the country raised its game to meet them. There was clear positive political leadership, civil society was mobilised and resounces were found. It was overwhelmingly a sucess story - as it continues to be with thousands if refuges still arriving annually (and now Ukrainians too). The UK on the other hand has none of this for the few hundred refugees arriving by boat other than threatening to send them to Uganda. Except of course we were able to set up a good scheme for white refugees, from Ukraine). So it can be done, but we lack a couple of core components: compassion and positive, competent political leadership.

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"The UK on the other hand has none of this for the few hundred refugees arriving by boat"

BBC - "As at 22 August, 22,557 migrants had made the crossing in small boats since the start of the year."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-53734793

So nothing like a "few hundred".

"other than threatening to send them to Uganda."

Rwanda, in fact.

Always best to get your facts right, before you start lecturing.

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Yet another total Tory mess. But i find it bizarre that Peter Bone's glove puppet, the MP for Corby, chooses to follow the historic party line and blame Labour. Surreal.

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