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ECLECTICIST: The Migrant Crisis

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Introduction

Topic Overview

Off-topic

Talking Points

Glossary

Wrap Up

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Broadcast: 12th February, 2017

Last update: 13th February, 2017

Published: 11th July, 2017

Introduction

Topic Overview

How much grief can you give someone if all they are doing is trying to improve their life? On one side of the polarizing European Migrant Crisis debate, that is their argument and surely reason enough to rally together to help these people and give them the milk and honey that those of us fortunate enough to be born in the west, stuff our fat faces with with gay abandon. What of the other half? And what are the measurable consequences of the crisis beyond the United Kingdom becoming two distinct tribes? And what of the rest of Europe? What can we not talk about?

Off-topic

What we’re not talking about

Talking Points

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Glossary

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Wrap Up

From the Show

Notes, corrections and further references

In 2014, the number of refugees rose to 14.4 million. A further 5.1 million registered refugees are cared for in some 60 camps across the Middle East by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which was set up in 1949 to care for displaced Palestinians. - UNHCR

If you burn a Quran, yes, you should go to jail’ - Dan Hodges, New Statesman, 2011. His argument is the likely violent consequences.