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mrskeithlemon Fri 21-Oct-11 12:13:17

An n ignorant racist colleague has been ranting all morning about how all asylum seekers should go home.

WIBU to email her some facts about asylees and refugees, or should I leave her to it?

Beaverfeaver Fri 21-Oct-11 12:17:45

do it!

SnapesMistress Fri 21-Oct-11 12:39:55

Yeah do it.

OldGreyWassailTest Fri 21-Oct-11 12:41:06

Perhaps she thinks this country is 'full' and can't take in any more? Let her rant.

DesperatelySeekingPomBears Fri 21-Oct-11 12:47:33

Send her to the firm where I work and she can chat to some of the unaccompanied asylum seeking children about what they've seen/been subjected to in their home countries.

mrskeithlemon Fri 21-Oct-11 12:54:17

No, she is not going on about capacity, she is talking about money and how bad we have it because of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.......

Tianc Fri 21-Oct-11 12:58:22

Please do it.

Or send her to me and I'll introduce her to some lovely taxpaying teachers, nurses, IT consultants and plumbers who came here as asylum seekers.

fuzzynavel Fri 21-Oct-11 13:02:22

The "open door policy" for immigration has left us struggling though has it not.

DesperatelySeekingPomBears Fri 21-Oct-11 13:07:39

fuzzy you, like most others, are confusing 'asylum seeker' with 'immigrant'. An asylum seeker is someone who cannot return to their home country or is forced to flee their home country because they have a genuine fear that they will be killed/tortured if they do so. We have a legal obligation to offer such people a safe haven.

StoneSoup Fri 21-Oct-11 13:08:56

Um, we don't have an 'open door' policy, either <shakes head>

loveglove Fri 21-Oct-11 13:09:15

leave her to it, her rantings are her business really unless she's stirring up a hate crowd of doom.

loveglove Fri 21-Oct-11 13:09:39

which she won't be, she's just making herself look stoopid.

Tianc Fri 21-Oct-11 13:20:07

If she STFU, it might be just her business. But she's choosing to make it your business by ranting at you.

fuzzynavel Fri 21-Oct-11 13:20:23

That was a figure of speach for allowing too many in StoneSoup <tuts>

BupcakesandHaunting Fri 21-Oct-11 13:23:56

fuckn immigrunts steelin all are jobs and taking all are dowl.

fuzzynavel Fri 21-Oct-11 13:37:03

Now now bupcakes, was that necessary. Yes, we do have a problem due to sheer numbers, its a fact.

StoneSoup Fri 21-Oct-11 13:38:49

Its a misldeading an unhelpful figure of speech. How many is 'too many' asylum seekers, btw?

BeeMyBaby Fri 21-Oct-11 13:38:59

there are plenty of false asylum seekers who try to twist our immigration system for their own benefit - perhaps she was meaning them? Cases can take years to resolve and although I believe those with pending cases are not allowed to work and get little benefits (if any) it doesn't stop cash in hand employment, educational benefits etc being given.

BupcakesandHaunting Fri 21-Oct-11 13:39:15

Well, my solution would be (if it's a number-based problem) ship out all of the career doleys from Great Britain then replace them with hard-working immigrants.

fuzzynavel Fri 21-Oct-11 13:42:06

Stop trying to split hairs StoneSoup.

I didn't mention asylum seekers by the way.

Cassettetapeandpencil Fri 21-Oct-11 13:52:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Whatmeworry Fri 21-Oct-11 13:56:28

Well, my solution would be (if it's a number-based problem) ship out all of the career doleys from Great Britain then replace them with hard-working immigrants

Yup, let someone else have our uneconomic migrants smile

porcamiseria Fri 21-Oct-11 13:57:14

she wont give a shit whatever you send her
maybe send her links to the EDL instead ?
On facebook 17,878 people like English Defence League EDL

and in finding you this data I also inadvertantly "liked" them on facebook myself!!!!!

BupcakesandHaunting Fri 21-Oct-11 13:57:25

You misunderstand me.

I was thinking ship them off to a South Pacific island.

MoaninMinny Fri 21-Oct-11 16:09:35

An asylum seeker is someone who cannot return to their home country or is forced to flee their home country because they have a genuine fear that they will be killed/tortured if they do so.

not always. The guy i work with comes from Zimbabwe and was offered asylum. He goes back there annually for his hols.

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