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Politicians could ease refugee suffering, but instead they stoke fear

Don’t be fooled by talk of a ‘major incident’ on Channel crossings – the real crisis is refugees risking their lives but shut out of Fortress Europe

  • Diane Taylor
  • The Guardian

The “major incident” is well and truly under way. Sajid Javid has signalled just how seriously he is taking the recent spike in refugee crossings across the Channel by interrupting his holiday to deal with the crisis.

All manner of plans are now being devised to shore up our borders.

Around 100 people have crossed the Channel since Christmas Day but while the government ramps up concern about this sudden “new” development – actually something that has been…

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