His refusal to welcome asylum seekers – that’s what they are, not refugees, certainly not migrants, and we can all thank a Vox Political reader for pointing it out – who have travelled to Calais in their bid to get as far from the violence in their own country as possible indicates that he wants to include them in his narrative that people are coming to the UK to benefit from our “generous” benefit system.
There is a very easy way to expose this lie: How many of you know anything about the benefit system in any other country in the world – particularly places you have never visited?
Secondly, how many of you seriously consider the UK’s benefit system to be “generous”, taking into account the enormous obstacles that are set before anybody who wants to claim them?
Cameron’s comments are no more than deliberate, malevolent lies.
People are not coming to the UK because they want a chance to steal our benefits away. As our commenter said, they are simply “seeking refuge, safety and security because their home that they love has become far to dangerous for them to … exist in anymore.”
Put simply, they are coming here because they want to survive.
Tragically, many are dying in the attempt – while David Cameron uses them to score political points.
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.
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