Britain’s position in an age of increasing globalisation

Britain is not a part of the Schengen area which encourages them to think that they can march to a slightly different drumbeat on issues like mass migration.

Whether this position is sustainable in an age of increasing globalisation remains to be seen. I suspect it is not. In any case, migration issues will certainly play a key role in the forthcoming referendum on continued EU membership.

The debate over the scale of Britain’s response is likely to continue. The outcome is far from certain.

One thing is sure, however. Over the next 10 years, on a global level, we will see a ‘right to mobility’ enshrined as a core human rights issue, particularly as increasing numbers of people flee wars, natural disasters and poverty.

comments Mal Fletcher on the current refugee crisis. > Refugee Crisis Calls For Pragmatism And Compassion

Prime Minister, David Cameron and Deputy Prime...

Prime Minister, David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg at the FT’s Midsummer Party in London. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johnny Thalassites, student of Law at the University of Bristol and writer for the European Student Think Tank writes:

The public … now views David Cameron’s rejection of further refugees entering Europe in a new and callous light. Suffering and significant displacement of innocent people is certainly happening in Syria and other places, but there must be balance. This piece does not dispute the need for action and help, but it seeks to lend proportion to the arguments and to challenge conventional wisdom, with regards to how the UK can help both most effectively and no less important, most sensibly. {Refugee crisis: why pragmatism and empathy both must be summoned in the UK}

There may be many Ukip members and other nationalists who would keep resisting any more people entering their country to live there. The Archbishop of Canterbury is not afraid to promise to offer sanctuary for Syrian refugees at Lambeth PalaceAnglican leader  Justin Welby will welcome people fleeing the war-ravaged country in a four-bedroom cottage at the palace, his official London residence.

A spokeswoman said the archbishop had been considering the move for “a while”. A cottage in the palace grounds is currently being redecorated and could provide room for a “family or two”. The rent for the refugees will be paid for by charitable funds under the archbishop’s personal control, the Sunday Times said.

As a Christian who leads the Church of England it is something he feels absolutely passionate about.

As the archbishop has said, Jesus was a refugee, and there are refugees here who are desperate for sanctuary from war-torn places and the archbishop is completely torn about their situation and wants to make a difference.

Welby has been critical of Prime Minister David Cameron‘s recent offer to take in an extra 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years, calling it a “very slim response”.

The archbishop lives with his family on the top floor of the palace and this month opened up the rest of the building to a new community of young Christians from around the world.

Lambeth Palace, which dates back to the 15th century, lies on the south bank of the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament.


Preceding articles:

Can We Pay The Price To Free Humanity?

Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #3 Of the earth or of God

Europe’s refugees just follow the ancient routes for the peopling of Europe in the Neolithic

Forms of slavery, human trafficking and disrespectful attitude to creation to be changed

Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #3 Right to Human dignity

Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #8 Work

Are people willing to take the responsibility for others

If Europe fails on the question of refugees, then it won’t be the Europe we wished for

State of Europe 2015 – Addressing Europe’s crises

Economic crisis danger for the rise of political extremism

Schengen area and Freedom for Europeans being put to the test as never before

Why Russia backs Assad: a view from Russia’s anti-imperialist left

Disintegrating Syria whilst diplomatic talks and poker-play continues

Complaining and fighting asylum seekers not giving signs of thankfulness


The New gulf of migration and seed for far right parties

Consequences of Mass Immigration in Sweden

Asylum seekers crisis and Europe’s paralysis


Additional reading:

  1. Still Hope though Power generating long train of abuses
  2. Daring to speak in multicultural environment
  3. Refugees At The Border- A Blessing Or Burden?
  4. Poster: Please Help The Refugees
  5. The World Wide Refugee and Migrant Crisis and a possible solution for it
  6. Social media and asylum seekers
  7. Israeli leaders delight in Europe’s cruelty toward refugees
  8. My two cents on the refugee crisis
  9. Blow to legitimacy of the capitalist system
  10. Propaganda war and ISIS
  11. Meeting to focus on humanitarian issues for Syria
  12. Chemical warsite and Pushing king of the South
  13. UK forces EU to lift embargo on Syria rebel arms
  14. Russia supplying weapons to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime
  15. Speciesism and racism


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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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