Britain’s Refugee Crisis

Adebayo Adeniran
3 min readNov 29, 2021

Our treatment of those fleeing persecution is profoundly inhumane.

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Last week, 31 people died trying to cross the English channel. Among the dead were 3 children, 7 women, one of whom was pregnant and 17 men.

As expected, Priti Patel —Britain’s home secretary — sought to deflect the blame for what took place, stating that it was France’s fault for not playing its part with the United Kingdom in properly policing the channel.

Emmanuel Macron, understandably irked by Britain’s approach to the migrant issue and the needless deaths, withdrew his invitation to the conference that took place yesterday, among Europe’s leading players.

But the questions are, how did we get to this point and who is really to blame for this crises?

If we are to believe the fictitious nonsense that we read in the right wing press, the United Kingdom lets in more refugees than Germany, France, Italy and Spain put together. And what’s more, these refugees are scroungers who don’t work, pay no taxes and all they ever do receive benefits and bleed the country dry.

Rupert Murdoch, who owns a huge chunk of Britain’s media (and America’s Fox News) has never been interested in reporting the truth. In the great battle for the soul of Britain and increased market share, the truth has always been the biggest casualty.

In a speech which has now gone viral, Lord Kerr pointed out that Britain for the last twenty years has been the least preferred destination, not least because of the fact that Merkel’s Germany took in hundreds of thousands in comparison to the few hundreds who have come to Britain and was also at pains to lay the blame of the anti immigrant sentiment and refugee crisis at the feet of the right.

Britain’s immigration policy has been water tight for the better part of the last forty years. I state this because Priti Patel’s parents, who came to Britain from Uganda, when the Asian population were expelled by Idi Amin in the early 1970s, would have had a very difficult…

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible