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President Hollande warns Brexit might have “consequences”

President Hollande warns Brexit might have “consequences”

DontUse, News, Politics
French President François Hollande has warned Britain that leaving the EU could result with “consequences” for both UK’s economy and immigration matters. President Hollande has highlighted his hopes for Britain to stay in the EU during a summit with PM Cameron. The French president warned that Brexit might mean “consequences” for the UK, including the prospect of a border relocation. Earlier today, French economy minister Emmanuel Marcon threatened that France might be tempted to tear the agreement made with the British border police in the case of a vote to leave during next June's EU referendum. Le Touquet agreement is a bilateral treaty made with France which allows British police to operate on the French side of the border. It is aimed at avoiding immigrants from travelling
Are young Syrian refugees getting the education that they need?

Are young Syrian refugees getting the education that they need?

Culture, Politics, Uncategorized
“When I found out what GCSE’s was - I was shocked. I had two options: do GCSE’s or give up my dreams.”  Bombs, starvation, fear of death, poverty and loss… These are only some of many ordeals that Syrians are fleeing from. With the fear of never seeing their homeland again, thousands are hitting the roads since the beginning of the on-going war. Some take days to arrive at a safer destination, some are fortunate enough for transportation whilst others like 5-year-old Aylan Kurdi, don’t make it at all. What do they want? Without a doubt they want safety and a better life, and the young, they want education, to rebuild a better Syria. Ayham Alhalabi, 20, from Syria was studying his first year in medicine when he moved to Egypt with his two brothers and mother. His brother’s battle with l
Is the UK government doing enough for LGBTI refugees?

Is the UK government doing enough for LGBTI refugees?

News, Politics
As Europe faces the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, the Home Office needs better evaluations of LGBTI asylum seekers cases. Many refugees are rejected because of poor standards in decision making. Charles, a refugee from West Africa, entered the United Kingdom with the greatest of expectations. Finally he had reached a land where he would be free to express his sexuality. But when his appeal at the Home Office was rejected, he ended up detained in an immigration centre where he attempted to kill himself three times. Charles tells his story during an evening discussion at Amnesty International in London. He is just one of many refugees fleeing their country in the hope of a better life, only to have their lives turned completely upside down. One day they are a
Refugee Crisis: hosting a refugee

Refugee Crisis: hosting a refugee

Politics
There were 10,156 asylum applications in the UK during the third quarter of 2015. At the same period in 2014 there were less than 7,000 (source: refugeecouncil.org).This increase of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK poses the problem of accommodation. While waiting for an asylum decision, asylum seekers are not allowed to work so accommodation is provided by the government, according to a research briefing from the House of Commons Library. If an asylum seeker gets the status of refugee then he is “eligible to work and access mainstream welfare benefits” and needs to find accommodation.     According to the Refugee Council charity, around 36% of the asylum decisions made gives the status of refugee. Since 2014, there were during each quarter between 2,000 an