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Andrew Green – Knight of the British Empire: Peddler of truth or exaggeration ? 
: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3413957.stm 

Asylum children policy ‘immoral’: “It’s like saying during the Boer War that the camps for the Boers were in fact not concentration camps.” 
: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2849451.stm

Child Segregation and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989): The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act (2002) “. . .provides that residents of an accommodation centre shall not be treated as part of the population”
: http://www.endchildsegregation.info 

Poison Pens of Racism: The naked hate is not coded or polite, not iced with concern for domestic race relations.’
: http://www.immigrationwatch.info/nakedhate.htm

Orwellian Newspeak word: Clandestine(s)
: http://www.clandestines.info/

Comment: “Now we have to tolerate a new right-wing organisation, Migrationwatch UK, which is suddenly being treated with undue respect.” 
: http://www.independent.co.uk/story.jsp?story=357634

Sangatte closure: “I read it almost every other day now in The Times . . . it borders on fascism.”
: http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/ . . .

Withdrawal of Asylum Support “These are certainly harsher measures than the Tories introduced in 1996”
: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/news/dec2002/relea094.htm

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Facts

Through BBC online: “The Home Office says that Migration Watch UK’s figures should be treated with – considerable caution” Others said “Little more than idle speculation” “Scaremongering” “Whether this is a double-counting of asylum seekers is not clear” “What this does is give the far right ammunition to propagate their own particular views” Plus “Leading article: A nasty little group playing an old, and unwelcome, trick” from the Independent Newspaper

Asylum seekers driven by conflict not poverty
: http://www.ippr.org/research/files. . . (word document)

Asylum in the UK: an ippr fact file (56 page pdf file) 

Leftspeak/Rightspeak/Newspeak
“. . . clearly anti-racists, left-wing and minority parties need to beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
: http://www.carf.demon.co.uk/feat04.html 

Labour justifies harsh laws on such issues as asylum by stoking up our fears of fascism‘ 
“The leader of the BNP, Nick Griffin, acknowledged their help when he said: ‘The asylum-seeker issue has been great for us. This issue legitimates us.’ If Blairites believe they are responding to a future BNP threat, then they must acknowledge it is a threat they helped create. Orwell imagined a sedate English fascism which didn’t actually call itself fascism. Today we are getting a touch too close to far-Right policies from a party which doesn’t actually call itself far Right.”
: http://www.observer.co.uk/comment/ . . . 

This asylum-seekers Bill is repugnant and pushes Britain morally out in the cold
“So let’s get one thing clear: these centres are not for accommodation; they are for detention. They will be a constant reminder that, in 2002, this country legislated in order to discriminate.”
: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/ . . .

The unholy alliance against immigrants 
“This scale of coercion, and the repressive political narrative that supports it, is a direct threat to an open society.”
: http://www.observer.co.uk/comment/ . . .

It’s time to stand up for your liberalism 
“In Europe, the Right is using immigration to suppress the Left. In Britain, it is New Labour that is leading the way ” 
: http://www.observer.co.uk/comment/ . . .

Europe can defeat fascism
“All over Europe, in response to crime and growing immigrant populations, there is a re-emergence of a fatal DNA in the European values gene, a murky cocktail of racism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, anti-immigration and calls for ultra-hardline criminal justice policies.”
: http://www.observer.co.uk/comment/ . . .

License to hate
“‘The most serious trend we have seen is a rise in reports of incidents when the issue of asylum seekers and refugees is brought into the public domain by reputable politicians making inflammatory statements.’” 
: http://www.carf.demon.co.uk/feat52.html 

Lies, damned lies and . . . statistics

“only about 5% of those (refugees) who arrive in Britain each year are genuine” “More than two million immigrants will arrive in Britain”
Source: MigrationWatchUK Website

“The 42% official “recognition rate” (for refugees who arrive in Britain) explodes the popular myth”
: http://www.guardian.co.uk/Refugees . . .

Asylum: Can we trust the figures?
: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2468311.stm