Re: Shamima Begum loses.
Originally Posted by The Artful Todger
Once they enter our waters we are still obliged to accept an application for asylum but now we can with certain limitations return them to French waters subject to SOLAS constraints. If the application is rejected we can not kick them out without their cooperation and the cooperation of the country that they nominate.
Going by your first point, if they cannot say where they are from and, therefore, cannot offer any proof of their escaping from danger, they will be unlikely to prove a need for asylum with or without all the HR lawyers in the world.
In that case, we can then return them to a point mid-way across the Channel, which is where we know they came from and, like the Australians do, keep pushing them back towards France.
Then you contradict yourself and say that without their cooperation in admitting where their home country is, we can't kick them out at all.
Which is it?
I suppose if the worst comes to the worst, we can keep them contained in a similar sort of tented and fenced camp like the Frogs do near Calais. If we site such camps in a convenient location, they could find it quite easy to set off back to France - especially if we accidentally leave some rubber dinghies lying about.
Let's play the Frogs at their own game.