[NetBehaviour] Not quite so dismal

James Morris james at jwm-art.net
Thu Sep 3 01:34:28 CEST 2015

I've not taken a great deal of interest in the news for a while, but 
have recently started watching it daily. Ch4 News has improved a bit in 
my eyes with its reporting on this issue over the past week or so. An 
interview with Gauri van Gulik from Amnesty international opened my mind 
a bit to the idea of Europe, with her calling for Europe to do more for 
the safe passage of refuggees as the least that could be done to prevent 
so much death from unsafe crossings. I haven't taken a great deal of 
interest in the world at all for a while actually, and looking at it, 
Europe isn't a particularly large area on the planet which makes in my 
mind the Anti-EU bunch and the UK goverment look rather backward in 
their attitude. Actually Cameron did a excellent job of looking like a 
heartless bastard talking about the refugees. This evening a Ch4 news 
report from Germany showed Syrians living with volunteers in their homes 
and using Google translate to allow themselves to communicate with each 
other over dinner. A former Belgian prime minster, Guy Verhofstadt was 
interviewed, and again, very pro Europe, talking about how a greater 
unity in Europe would improve the handling of these situations, so that 
refugees could be helped and organized before they even leave their own 

I agree with Alan, getting rid of the politicians and bankers isn't 
going to happen.

On 02/09/15 19:50, dave miller wrote:
> Thanks Edward. That's really encouraging to see. Glad finally people are
> speaking out. When government and news media control the discussion we
> get a really unrepresentative picture.
> Ana I totally agree we have to get to rid of these people - and
> particularly the bankers.
> On 2 Sep 2015 18:53, "Edward" <edward at edwardpicot.com
> <mailto:edward at edwardpicot.com>> wrote:
>     I've just spent a few minutes looking at the Avaaz
>     petition/volunteer page on the subject of the refugee crisis:
>     https://secure.avaaz.org/en/uk_refugees_volunteer_thank_you_3/
>     There are new comments arriving every few seconds. People are
>     calling on the UK Government to change its stance and volunteering
>     to help, in many cases volunteering to give house-space to
>     refugees. I think the government have misjudged the public mood on
>     this one.
>     - Edward
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