Britain’s island mentality is making the Calais migrant crisis all the more difficult

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Giles Fraser
The Guardian

Britain’s island mentality is making the Calais migrant crisis all the more difficult
It’s only when we’re trying to keep other people out that we realise how much we think of the English Channel as a moat. If we stopped thinking of migrants as invaders, we might remember how heroic they are
6 April 2015

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ArticleSummaryIt’s only when we’re trying to keep other people out that we realise how much we think of the English Channel as a moat. If we stopped thinking of migrants as invaders, we might remember how heroic they are +
ArticleUrlhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/31/britain-island-mentality-making-calais-migrant-crisis-more-difficult +
ArticleYear2015 +
Commentator nameGiles Fraser +
Journal nameThe Guardian +