If French Politicians Continue To Make Short-Sighted Decisions, There Will Be Another Calais
Huffington Post - 4 months
The President of the French Republic promised that the dismantling of the eerily-named "jungle" of Calais would happen. And so, on Monday morning, the evacuation began. Even if we can rejoice in the fact that for once, the president delivered on his word, the fact remains that this latest development raises many questions.
First of all, there's the communication plan: Nearly 700 journalists were accredited for the event. That's a ratio of one journalist to every two families. It doesn't get more cynical than that. By allowing such media density, the government has created a "Big Brother" of misery, where we can watch, with voyeurism, the trajectory of migrants and refugees who have fled horror to find themselves faced with the unknown. There are as many routes as there are vagabonds of war.
If the president and the government had set to work sooner, thinking about more than just the next election, the situation would have been settled differently.
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