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Should the UK follow the Danish route?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Yeah probably opening up a whole can of worms and yeah it'll probably get locked...

    BUT

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35300262

    Plans to seize the assets of asylum seekers are among controversial new measures on immigration being debated by MPs in Denmark.

    The proposals have been condemned by the UN refugee agency and human rights groups. They say they go against international rules on refugees.

    Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has called the plan the "most misunderstood bill in Denmark's history".

    The bill is expected to be voted on later in the month.

    The government on Tuesday secured a parliamentary majority to alter the proposed legislation to allow the Danish authorities to seize migrants' cash and other individual items worth more than 10,000 kroner (£1,000; €1,340, $1,450).

    Wedding rings and other items of sentimental value will not be included.

    The move has been likened by some commentators to the treatment of Jews by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.


    So is it reasonable to expect migrants to pay in advance for the care they'll receive in the host nation or is it akin to the Holocaust [as some commentators have said]? Is it a misunderstood bill and if so, how so?
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Damn it wish I'd included a poll!
     
  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Might have been interesting.

    As for the Danish idea we'd have to ensure that any such legislation applied equally to our citizens as well
     
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    The only objection I have is that the limit is too low.

    I would put it much higher. Not sure what. £50,000K??
     
  5. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Yes, it should match the benefits-cap in the UK. Maybe higher though because immigrants are bound to have much higher setting-up costs.
     
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I tried with the edit function but I couldn't find it... too much time had passed.

    Stoopid bwain.
     
  7. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Why start it then?
     
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Because it interested me.
     
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  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    and you never know it might prove to be a friendly thread
     
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  10. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    According to BBC website, this puts asylum seekers on same footing as young Danes.

    And is also being done in Switzerland.

    (Can't give link, but is easy to find on BBC news website with title: ' Migrant Crisis: Switzerland defends asset seizure law')
     
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    This was my impression too
     
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  13. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    No.
     
  14. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    It appears you get the caah refunded by the Swiss if you leave within seven months. Time enough to go to Germany.
     
  15. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Ja!
     
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  16. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  17. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Once they came to Europe to fight the fascists and then they left. This time they came, they stayed and they are the fascists.
     
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  18. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    No. We should stick to our own pastry products like Bakewell tart and Bath buns.
     
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  19. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I like a nice stottie cake.
     
  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Reet canny, like. Hev yee got any pease pudding tae gan wi this?
     

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