Tag Archives: UK

£14m spent on private jets to deport asylum seekers in 18 months

Want to deport lots of failed asylum seekers? The U.K. has been doing it with charter aircraft. The cost per person is astronomical. In most cases it would be cheaper to let the person stay. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/16/14m-spent-on-private-jets-to-deport-asylum-seekers-in-18-months 74

The European Commission is drafting a scheme for direct resettlement of 200,000 refugees from Turkey, Lebanon & Jordan to the EU. This would require agreement on quotas for each EU country (except UK, Denmark and Ireland). But this seems less controversial than the issue of quotas for those refugees who are already inside the EU. […]

Law-abiding activist faces deportation from UK

Cameron’s “renegotiation” with the EU – citizens of other EU countries can be deported from the UK because they go on a demo (or ten)? http://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/oct/17/law-abiding-activist-faces-deportation-from-uk 127

Španielsko zatklo desiatky ľudí obvinených z účasti v pašeráckej sieti

Spanish police bust people-trafficking ring! But when you read the details, this isn’t anything to do with illegal migration into Spain. All 87 arrested are suspected of smuggling non EU citizens already in Spain to the UK and Ireland (outside Schengen), the USA and Canada.   http://www.sme.sk/c/8032004/spanielsko-zatklo-desiatky-ludi-obvinenych-z-ucasti-v-paserackej-sieti.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

Most of the countries most opposed to accepting new Syrian refugees are also at the bottom of the list of donors to the various relevant UN appeals. The U.K. Is an exception this time.