Why are these refugees coming to Europe anyway?

Another great piece from The Sicilian Godmother

The Dangerously Truthful Diary of a Sicilian Housewife

I recently moved back to England, partly because I found my dream job, my life’s calling; and equally so that my son could go to school in peace after his school in Sicily fell down.


Now that I am back in England I am realising that the level of pity and sympathy for refugees is very low compared to that in Sicily. I still get lots of people writing and asking me if it is “safe” for them to go ahead with their holiday in Sicily, given that the place is “overrun” with refugees.

Firstly, it isn’t.

When refugees come to an EU country, they first get put into a centre where they may not walk around freely. I have seen on television, and been told by a few people who have been to them, that the refugee centres in Sicily are pretty wretched places.

Once their paperwork is sorted…

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