Two stories from the BBC yesterday taken in combination made me laugh.
The first one gives further information about a story we reported the other day that the EU was going to come up with a joint refugee policy and take more refugees so they can look good in the eyes of the humanitarian crowd.
The European Commission has unveiled plans to allow more refugees from conflict zones and poor nations into European countries.
The scheme is aimed at discouraging immigrants – mainly from Africa – from attempting to reach Europe illegally.
Many risk their lives as they try to enter the EU, often on rickety boats and relying on human traffickers.
What on earth makes them think that just because they have a ‘policy’ it will stop the traffickers filling boats in places like Libya when members of the EU are scared to death of Muammar al-Gaddafi (he might cut off their oil) and dare not send any illegal aliens back. Sending them back is the only way to really stem the flow.
The EU policy would not require countries to take refugees, oh yeh!
The Commission’s statement on Wednesday said EU member states would “remain free to decide whether they want to resettle at all, and if so, how many refugees they wish to resettle”.
Under the new scheme EU nations would decide together every year which refugee groups should be given priority for resettlement, and receive more money from a joint fund to give them a new home.
This is what I thought was funny. On the very same day, yesterday, the BBC also reported that Denmark was getting all sorts of flak from the ‘humanitarians’ at the UN and in the NGO circles because they chose to deport some Iraqis back to their home country. That is how the radical Left one-worlders in the EU will push member countries to take more and more refugees—intimidation.
Denmark has deported 22 Iraqis after rejecting their asylum requests. A plane carrying the Iraqis – 21 men and one woman – left Odense airport early on Wednesday. The plane is reported to be heading for Baghdad.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Amnesty International have criticised the Danish government’s policy of sending the Iraqi refugees home. They argue that the situation is still too unstable in several regions.
By the way, when you check out the BBC stories, note the first one contains a very interesting map of Europe showing which countries do take refugees and which take very few.