Migrant deaths are due to government foreign policies and the majority who have accepted them

Political Decisions

An honourable exception are members of Stop the War coalition (STWC)

STWC has been dedicated to preventing and ending the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere (see Mark Curtis, on Yemen). Itwas founded in September 2001 in the weeks following 9/11, when George W. Bush announced the “war on terror”.

But only once was the juggernaut halted

The British government bears the responsibility for deciding to back US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Those decisions led most of the 27 who died in the Channel to flee from the devastation left behind by decades of war.

Slowly an awareness of this is dawning: A member of the public was applauded during Question Time by many present when he said (with reference to refugees), that Britain must reconsider its misguided and ill-considered policies in the Middle East

As SWTC says: “Our government must stop creating refugees by fighting and…

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