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Michaela Whitton: UK Politicians Call For Army To Round Up Migrants And Put Them In Camps


UK Politicians Call For Army To Round Up Migrants And Put Them In Camps: [] With more desperate attempts to reach Britain through Calais this week, mainstream press headlines are still screaming about “thousands” of Migrants “storming” and “besieging” the Channel tunnel. The media’s overuse of the term “migrants” rather than people with names and identities continues to deliberately dehumanise people—many of whom have a legal right to claim asylum.

Davies’ comments run parallel to David Cameron disgracefully branding those trying to enter the U.K. as “a swarm” and right-wing UKIP leader Nigel Farage also demanding British troops are drafted to Calais. With his spurious claims that it’s ‘’only a matter of time before a British holidaymaker dies at the hands of the crisis,” it’s unlikely Farage meant to infer British lives matter more than the eight people who died this year taking ever-greater risks to enter the U.K.—but that’s how it sounded.

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