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Next to the picture of an immigrant tennis player who plays with British nationality :)

Sod her nationality; given the alegations of doping etc in sport, I'd be questioning her meteoric rise from no-where. Funny that the Daily Heil etc aren't.

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On the so-called migrant crisis, let's not forget every single one of us has a migrant somewhere within our genealogy. "We were here before you" has, and will always count for nothing.

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Migrant crisis: Dozens drown off Turkey as boat capsizes

  • 1 hour ago
  • From the section Europe
 
Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish gendarmes were called to the scene of the latest sinking, in which at least 39 people drowned

At least 39 migrants, including several children, have drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, coastguards say.

More than 60 have been rescued from the sea near the Turkish resort of Ayvacik.

Local officials say they expect the death toll to rise when the capsized boat is searched.

Thousands of refugees and migrants continue to make the dangerous sea journey from Turkey to Greece to seek asylum in northern Europe.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that 244 migrants had drowned in the Mediterranean so far this year, out of 55,568 arrivals.

"The daily average (of arrivals) is nearly equivalent to the total numbers for the month of January as recently as two years ago," the IOM said.

The latest tragedy comes just days after 26 migrants drowned when their boat sank off the coast of the Greek island of Samos.

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Europe's migrant crisis

Last year more than one million migrants, many fleeing war, poverty and oppression, arrived in Europe, causing a political crisis among EU states.

The Turkish coastguard said that in Saturday's incident the migrants had been trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos when their boat capsized.

  

Lesbos is one of the most popular European arrival points for asylum seekers.

The deputy governor of Turkey's Canakkale province, Saim Eskioglu, said the 17m (56ft) boat "hit rocks soon after it left the coast".

"We believe there are more dead bodies inside the boat,'' he told CNN-Turk TV.

Many of those rescued are being treated in hospital for hypothermia.

A Turkish man suspected of being the people smuggler who organised the trip has been arrested, according to Turkey's Dogan news agency.

Those on board were from Afghanistan, Syria and Myanmar, Turkey's Anadolu news agency said.

 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Refugees face an arduous overland journey north to countries such as Germany, Austria and Sweden

Last week, a draft European Commission report said Greece had "seriously neglected" its obligations to control the external frontier of Europe's passport-free Schengen zone.

The Greek government accused the commission of playing "blame games".

Late last year, the Turkish government signed a deal with the EU to receive about €3bn (£2.2bn; $3.3bn) in return for stemming the flow of asylum seekers.

However, the proposals have reportedly stalled amid objections from Italy.

Turkey is home to nearly three million refugees, most of them from Syria.

Many of them pay smugglers thousands of dollars to make the crossing to Greece. They then head north, with most trying to reach Germany, Austria and Scandinavia.


Where Europe is failing on migrants

  
  • The 28 member states have not agreed on an EU-wide mechanism for relocating migrants, meant to ease the burden on Greece and Italy. Only small groups have been relocated so far - and several states in Central and Eastern Europe refuse to accept migrants
  • The Schengen agreement on freedom of movement is in jeopardy - Hungary fenced off its borders with Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia; some other Schengen countries have re-imposed border controls: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, France and Belgium
  • The Dublin regulation is not working effectively. Countries are no longer sending back migrants to their first point of entry to the EU
  • Thousands of migrants - many of them Syrian war refugees - still arrive daily from Turkey
  • Processing of asylum applications is slow and there is a big backlog - so reception centres are overcrowded
  • Germany - the main destination for migrants - is rethinking its open-door policy, partly because of outrage over assaults on women in Cologne at New Year

 

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All the do gooders who are for mass immigration should be taxed more to pay for it, we'd soon see a change of heart if this was the case.

Germany and the Scandanavians are now starting to realise there folly and we are only drip fed half of what is really going on.

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Seriously? The US is full of nutty shock-jocks pedalling this stuff on TV or radio. It's like the BNP with smart clothes and make up. Most migrants are rapists or robbers? This on the same day the 15 year old at the centre of the Berlin migrant rape crisis has admitted making it all up because she got in trouble at school.

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In this case, right wing nonsense.  I only needed to go as far as the first sentence thankfully, "Sweden is the rape capital of the world", r_u_b_b_i_s_h.  I'll let people spend their own time finding the statistics if interested enough.

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On a separate topic, having to kowtow on domestic issues to this **** and other assorted EuroScoundrels we didn't elect boils my pish.

David Cameron wins breakthrough EU offer on migrant benefits

June referendum on cards as PM forces concession from Donald Tusk for Britain to apply brakes immediately after poll

Prime Minister David Cameron with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk
Prime Minister David Cameron with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk  Photo: EPA
 

By Peter Dominiczak, Peter Foster and Matthew Holehouse

12:12AM GMT 01 Feb 2016

 

Migration is putting a strain on public services in the UK, European leaders admitted for the first time on Sunday night as David Cameron won a concession from the EU which could clear the way for a June referendum.

At a Downing Street dinner with Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, Mr Cameron forced Brussels to admit Britain needs an immediate “emergency brake” on the number of foreigners coming to the UK.

In a major breakthrough, the agreement would allow Mr Cameron to impose a four-year ban on migrants claiming in-work benefits in the UK immediately after the referendum.

 

 

 

The concession by Mr Tusk suggests that he has the agreement of the 27 other EU member states, meaning that none of them is likely to veto.

 

'It is very significant that they have conceded this'
Downing Street source
 

 

The offer means Mr Cameron is now better able to press ahead with a June referendum. A failure to gain concessions on migrant benefits could have forced the Prime Minister to push the date of the referendum beyond June.

Mr Tusk had been due to publish his final offer to the UK today, but has now agreed to hold another 24 hours of talks after Mr Cameron told him that the deal on the table was “not good enough”. The Prime Minister warned Mr Tusk that Britain could vote to leave the EU unless Brussels does more to ensure that the number of foreigners coming to the UK is reduced.

Prime Minister David Cameron with the President of the European Council, Donald TuskPrime Minister David Cameron with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk   Photo: PA

Mr Cameron also warned that more needs to be done to ensure that the UK is able to veto EU decisions that unfairly discriminate against countries that are not part of the eurozone.

 

However, Mr Tusk’s concession that migration levels in the UK are enough to be considered an “emergency” marks a major victory for Mr Cameron.

EU net migration – the difference between the number of migrants coming to the UK and those leaving – rose to 180,000 last year. Mr Cameron had pledged to get net migration down to “tens of thousands” a year.

Last week the EU offered Mr Cameron a watered-down version of the “emergency brake” that would allow him to temporarily limit access to benefits – but only if Brussels agrees that UK public services are being strained. It was described by Eurosceptic Tories as a “bad joke” and “an insult to Britain”.

On Sunday night Mr Tusk accepted Mr Cameron’s demand that any “emergency brake” comes into force immediately. It allows Mr Cameron to reject claims that his “emergency brake” will be subject to a veto by Brussels.

The concession appears to be the first time that the EU has accepted that freedom of movement – the rule allowing citizens of the bloc to live and work in any member state – puts a strain on prosperous countries like the UK.

Prime Minister David Cameron with the President of the European Council, Donald TuskPrime Minister David Cameron with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk   Photo: EPA

“It is very significant that they have conceded this,” a Downing Street source said. “They are saying that in the current circumstances, levels of migration into the UK meets the requirement for an emergency brake. It shows that this is not a theoretical brake and that it is something that will definitely happen.”

Ahead of the dinner, Mr Tusk appeared bullish and said he was going to present Mr Cameron with “solutions”. However, he left claiming that there was “no deal”. Mr Tusk’s negotiating team remained in Downing Street to continue the talks, sources said.

 

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Horrifying video shows moment migrant men 'attack two German pensioners who stood up for a woman'

  • 22:50, 1 Feb 2016
  • Updated 08:08, 2 Feb 2016
  • By Sam Webb

The migrants, who appear to be Arabic or Eastern European, are seen grabbing the men and shouting abuse at them. One of the German men is grasped by the throat

<sorry it's flash and won't link>

This upsetting footage appears to show a group of young migrants attacking two elderly German men who stepped in because they harassed a girl on the subway.

The 'migrants' are seen grabbing the men and shouting abuse at them. One of the German men is grasped by the throat.

Tom Roth, from Munich, was on the carriage and uploaded the video to Facebook.

According to MailOnline , he wrote: "'A young woman was attacked on the subway. When two old men tried to intervene, they too were attacked.

"One of them, a young man, probably of Arab origin, bothered the woman.

 

Youtube/Don Royal A group of migrant men attacking two pensioners on the Munich subway
One of the men stroked the German man's head in a 'disrespectful' way

"As the train continued, the asylum seeker struck the glass window full force. I guess he was angry the woman rejected him. Several gentlemen shouted at him to stop.

"One of these men, in the four seats beside me, was then touched on the head by one of the asylum seekers wearing a brown jacket. He stroked his bald head, to mock him. It was such disrespectful behaviour, the likes of which I have rarely seen before.

"The gentleman stood up right away. The asylum seeker then turned, approached the man and grabbed him by the neck. Everyone immediately became involved, with many trying to get in between the pair.

 

Youtube/Don Royal A group of migrant men attacking two pensioners on the Munich subway
Anger: A group of migrant men attacking two pensioners on the Munich subway

 

Read more: Watch Greek footballers stage sit down protest in tribute to migrants who died trying to reach country

"I'm really sorry for the people who need help, but something must happen against the violent and disrespectful people among them. Many Asylum seekers have no respect for women, no respect for men - not even the old - let alone our laws and the police."

More than one million migrants streamed into Germany last year, and some regions have complained that they are being overwhelmed.

Concerns about crime have also mounted after men of north African and Arab appearance assaulted women in Cologne.

Authorities across Europe have started handing out cartoon guides to migrants telling them not to attack women.

 

Youtube/Don Royal A group of migrant men attacking two pensioners on the Munich subway
Tense: Germany is suffering racial tensions

 

It is believed the spate of attacks in the German city of Cologne has lead officials to issue 'behaviour guides'.

 

One leaflet handed out in Lucerne, Switzerland, include drawings of a man hitting a woman covered with a giant red cross.

On the other side is a heterosexual couple kissing and a gay couple kissing covered by a large green tick in order to demonstrate Europe's liberal stance towards same-sex couples.

Authorities plan to distribute a version of the leaflet at its carnival later this month.

Germany's interior ministry today dismissed remarks from a populist politician who called for police to be given powers to use firearms against illegal migrants, pointing out that such shootings would be illegal.

The suggestion by Frauke Petry, leader of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, has fueled an already heated debate about Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open Germany's doors to refugees.

"It goes without saying: no German policeman will use a firearm against people who are searching for protection in Germany," Interior Ministry spokesman Johannes Dimroth told a news conference.

Edited by babychunder

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EU refuses to give David Cameron the four-year ban on EU migrant benefits he asked for

Benefits will instead be gradually increased for migrants
 
GettyImages-501760998.jpgDavid Cameron flanked by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the European Union (EU) summit of the year at the European Council in Brussels in December 2015 Getty Images

The European Union has not granted David Cameron a full four-year ban on EU migrants claiming in-work benefits, detailed documents of Brussels’ proposals show.

Mr Cameron had previously demanded that people coming to the UK “must live here and contribute for four years before they qualify for in-work benefits or social housing”.

However, the European Union has instead only offered the UK the ability to partially reduce benefits for four years – rather than introduce a four-year waiting period as specified by Mr Cameron.

Under the proposals, benefits for new migrants would gradually increase during the four year period.

The plans would “authorise the Member State to limit the access of Union workers newly entering its labour market to in-work benefits for a total period of up to four years from the commencement of employment”.

However, the document clarifies: “The limitation should be graduated, from an initial complete exclusion but gradually increasing access to such benefits to take account of the growing connection of the worker with the labour market of the host Member State.”

This means that migrants would not have to wait for four years before claiming such benefits, as demanded by the PM. 

Out-of-work benefits are unaffected by the changes and Mr Cameron had not sought any changes to these rules.

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European Council president Donald Tusk unveiled the proposals on Tuesday (EPA)

European Council president Donald Tusk unveiled the draft deal with Mr Cameron on Tuesday morning.

According to the proposals, the substance of the deal would be written into treaties when they were next revised for other purposes.

Mr Cameron will have to convince other EU nations at a summit later this month as well as his own MPs and the British people of the deal’s effectiveness.

After the deal is taken forward Mr Cameron will hold a referendum on European Union membership – expected before the end of 2017 but possibly as early as this summer.

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The pictures are linked already and the text content is minimal, so it's maybe a few hundred bytes per post - hardly filling up the site? Also there are other people posting pictures on this thread. A bare hyperlink makes posts less interesting and folks less inclined to read; for example there are links to other stories in the article that you cant see if it's behind a single link.

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The pictures are linked already and the text content is minimal, so it's maybe a few hundred bytes per post - hardly filling up the site? Also there are other people posting pictures on this thread. A bare hyperlink makes posts less interesting and folks less inclined to read; for example there are links to other stories in the article that you cant see if it's behind a single link.

Sorry - you actually think people are reading this regurgitated, Daily Mail nonsense?

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You seem to be reading it, you're posting a lot on it anyway. For one who likes discussion you're pretty handy with the ad hominem attacks rather than the argument :)

I read the first para to check if it's the same sh ite. I'm happy to admit I'm attacking one fascist. He's attacking billions of people because they are the wrong colour. I'm perfectly happy with that scoreline. I've countered every fascist point on here with an argument. Posting regurgitated Daily Mail hate 3 times a day isn't an argument. 

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I've seen homeless jakeys shouting at pigeons making a better argument than the dreadlocked, liberal, politically correct nonsense that spews forth from him. Got a chip on his shoulder about religion, screams fascist or racist at the first hint of anything to the right of centre, abuses fans from other teams who come on here, posts the most ridiculous interpretations of historical events, and worst of all is a fanboi of that utterly incompetent, useless, sack of shite called Corbyn.

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