Refugees, a different perspective

Russell Chapman

Seventy years ago, there were millions of European refugees after the second world war. After the first world war there were also millions of European refugees. After both wars, many went to the USA but that door is now closed to us if we ever find ourselves again in a similar situation. We are lucky to be born into a period of stability but this is not the long-term history of Europe. So I would suggest not being so judgemental of those who are trying to reach the relative stability of Europe from other parts of the world. History suggests we can find ourselves knocked out of our complacency and sense of stability very quickly. We are not masters of our destiny, history teaches us this.

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2 thoughts on “Refugees, a different perspective

  1. By comparison with the numbers of refugees we have taken since the Huguenots, the current situation in Calais could easily be accommodated by allowing them into the UK.. It is only our modern form of media-fuelled xenophobia that prevents us doing the right thing. By contrast, Germany has taken far more refugees, despite opposition from many of its citizens.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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