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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 29 Nov 21 4.04pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I did used to go over on the boat.

Ha, yes,it could be a tad choppy to!. I remember going over about 30 years ago from Hollyhead, night crossing, it was as choppy as possible without turning the boat over! Got to Ireland, and saw on the news a bloke windsurfing in Liverpool got blown out to sea and ended up in Dublin- he was out there all night to, no idea how he did it!

 

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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 29 Nov 21 4.08pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

It is looking like the migrants may have called for help before drowning and were refused by both countries.

That would surely be against maritime law as well as appalling and unconscionable.



My understanding, and I am more than happy to be corrected on this, was that the dingy was within French territorial waters when it started to sink.

But happy to be put right on that.

 


In 1967, when Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, replied: "I wouldn't know, I've only ever killed communists."

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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 29 Nov 21 4.10pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

From what I have just been able to make out, the boat may well have been in international waters. So yes, if calls for help were ignored, then we are in a different situation. It does all seem a little vague.

 


In 1967, when Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, replied: "I wouldn't know, I've only ever killed communists."

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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 29 Nov 21 4.15pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Again, happy to be corrected but from what I can make out, the French authorities are the ones taking the lead in terms of the criminal investigation. Map on the BBC seems to indicate the sinking took place almost half-way between the UK and France but the reports all seem to say 'just north of Calais'.

A mixed picture.

 


In 1967, when Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, replied: "I wouldn't know, I've only ever killed communists."

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 29 Nov 21 4.23pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Orange1290


Yes, many other European countries are 'nearly there' but the UK hasn't been pulling its weight at all and the numbers clearly show that fact.

What does ď nearly thereĒ mean? They havenít been pulling their weight up until now? Will they ever? You donít seem to want to criticise your beloved EU countries just the UK

 

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Originally posted by steeleye20

It is looking like the migrants may have called for help before drowning and were refused by both countries.

That would surely be against maritime law as well as appalling and unconscionable.

This is true but personally I have doubts that they would have been ignored ( certainly hope not) will we ever no the trut? I doubt it

 

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Originally posted by Matov

From what I have just been able to make out, the boat may well have been in international waters. So yes, if calls for help were ignored, then we are in a different situation. It does all seem a little vague.

France and England each have 12 miles of territorial waters.

However the Channel is only 24 miles wide anyway so practically it cannot be separated by international waters of any substance.

I think both countries would stop you in each others waters, are (or were) in partnership in defence and these matters.

However, since brexit, and now with this, watch this space.

 

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Originally posted by Spiderman

This is true but personally I have doubts that they would have been ignored ( certainly hope not) will we ever no the trut? I doubt it

What is the current location of the survivors mobile phone, it will have the record.

In making this claim, he is also saying the smugglers are out to kill him.

 

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View Matov's Profile Matov Flag 29 Nov 21 5.10pm Send a Private Message to Matov Add Matov as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

France and England each have 12 miles of territorial waters.

However the Channel is only 24 miles wide anyway so practically it cannot be separated by international waters of any substance.

I think both countries would stop you in each others waters, are (or were) in partnership in defence and these matters.

However, since brexit, and now with this, watch this space.

Not sure Brexit made any difference what so ever. All I do know is that photographs of French police watching on as the boat was launched does tend to indicate that at least the French knew it was in the water where as the Brits, who are willing to patrol jointly with the French but are denied, had zero idea.

The people on the boat rang the French first. Who allegedly declined to help. Only then did they ring the British. Which seems to indicate to me that those on board considered the French the closer.

The reports all seem to say that the boat was just north of Calais. The French are investigating it as a criminal matter (shame they never thought to do so earlier on) so it seems that the primary duty of care lay with France.

 


In 1967, when Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, replied: "I wouldn't know, I've only ever killed communists."

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 29 Nov 21 5.16pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

France now saying they will not accept Patel's push-back operations.

Without their co-operation they cannot go ahead.

To the relief of the BF staff members who are joining legal action against it.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 29 Nov 21 5.33pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend


and now we are onto the blame game.


if somebody slit her wrists, do you blame the ambulance crew if she dies ?


the British government did not put those refugees onto that dinghy.

 


Pay for a BBC TV license ? yeah, right.

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Originally posted by mars

The question should be why WONT the French

have you seen how long the French coast is? It's not like they are all crossing from Calais.

Ultimately if people are desperate, and most of them are, they will always find a point to cross. It is impossible to police such a large coast line

 

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