Dedicated to all the Finnish and EU let-them-drown politicians

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales will not remain silent concerning those shameful let-them-drown politicians from Finland and the EU, which are an example of the very worse in us.

In May, four let-them-drown MEPs from Finland were elected: Teuvo Hakkarainen, Laura Huhtasaari, Petri Sarvamaa, and Henna Virkkunen.

In October, the European Parliament rejected Thursday a plan to step-up search and rescue operations for refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean with 290 votes narrowly defeated the motion against 288 in favor.

I encourage MEPs and politicians to watch this video to get a taste of what it is like to rescue survivors in the Mediterranean.

So far this year, over 1,000 lives have been lost while crossing the Mediterranean. Since 1993, UNITED for Intercultural Action has documented “more than 36,570” deaths of people who died in an attempt to enter Fortress Europe.

    • Migrant Tales

      Hi, isn’t that what they try to do? What do you think about politicians who express utter disdain for such people and don’t care if they drown?

    • PS voter

      They don’t send boats back, they bring them to EU, which encourages even more people to try to come and even more people to drown. The science is clear, the more sea “rescues” there is, the more people drown. Drownings stopped almost completely, when Australia stopped letting any of them to Australia. I don’t think most immigation critics would oppose sea rescues which would take the people back to Africa, instead of bringing them to here.

      Why don’t you read from Bloomberg this news: “High-Seas Rescues Put Migrants in Harm’s Way” (Matteo Salvini may just have been right when he argued that saving lives in the Mediterranean makes the economics of people smuggling more lucrative) and the study “Migration at Sea: Unintended Consequences of Search and
      Rescue Operations” (Claudio Deiana, Vikram Maheshri, and Giovanni Mastrobuoni).