Posted: Yesterday at 13:27
I think narrowly he might have 2% of a point. They weren't being shot at in Turkey.
However plenty in Turkey regard the kurds as scum and refuse to give them papers so its quite reasonable for them to regard turkey as someplace they want to get the hell away from, since they would be at best stateless there.
And they had family in Canada so I guess that was what they were shooting for, despite the initial knockback from the authorities (turkey didn't give then exit visas since it didn't recognise them etc).
One can argue the toss about that but the overall picture is clearly people redered desperate by the Syria situation. I don't have a problem seeing that side of the coin as the only one that matters.
That's not my point though - the UKIP man is entitled to be a vile racist c*nt, just like anyone is entitled to be a vile,racists C8nt if thats their thing. Hwoever he is toadying up to people asing for their votes - youd expect him to have the nouse to know some afcts before ejaculating into the twittersphere:
-they weren't looking the for 'good life' in Europe. They were trying to join up with family in Canda.
-they weren't in a good place in Turkey.
and so on. Also, an aspiring politician should have the sense to know that the emotive image of a drowned toddler is really not something to compete with using 'logic*'
Just don't go there
*using the term broadly.