Great Britain has a very humane asylum system. As does Australia.
The benefits given to genuine refugees are not really extravagant.
But there are two questions in everyone’s mind.
Are they refugees from oppression, like Christians from Iraq or Egypt who rightly fear murder, or are they just looking for a better way of life?
If so, are they just queue jumping?
Frankly, the Government does not address this question in any serious way by advertising the situation, so suspicion grows.
We don’t get asylum seekers from Ireland or Germany or the US or France.A Catholic seeking asylum from the Vatican because he fears for his life is suspicious.
A Muslim seeking asylum from Afghanistan or Iraq because of his religion is not less suspicious.
It is past time for the Government to do something about either ending the suspicion or the rorts
Otherwise we get this kind of thing going the rounds of England and Europe right now.
The ball is in your court Julia and Tony. This is one where you have to play doubles whether you like it or not.