WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Statistics
Posts1,020,021
Topics75,153
Members13,077
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs20
Most Online13,060
Sep 14th, 2019
Who's Online Now
50 registered members (Basisboy, 9 invisible), 1,311 guests, and230 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Live from Cape Fear,North Carolina
by granny. 5th Sep 2019 10:50pm
The Reich Wirral
by snowhite. 26th Aug 2019 12:59pm
Home Insurance Price Hike
by fish5133. 16th Aug 2019 6:08pm
Brexit 3 Way Polls
by diggingdeeper. 12th Aug 2019 10:07pm
New Wirral History
Arthur Christiansen, Daily Express editor
by yoller. 15th Aug 2019 7:37pm
Hind Street Gas Works area & Thomas Street
by Reno37. 25th Nov 2013 12:37pm
313 Stork Hotel 41 Price Street Birkenhead
by derekdwc. 19th Aug 2011 5:42pm
WeathersField House and Noctorum History
by JohnLeatherFix. 4th Jun 2010 2:45pm
132 Central Hotel
by . 2nd Jan 2009 10:01pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by diggingdeeper. 16th Sep 2019 12:52pm
RNLI and Foreign Aid !
by Greenwood. 16th Sep 2019 12:04pm
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 16th Sep 2019 8:16am
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 16th Sep 2019 8:14am
Kia Ceed Clutch
by TudorBlue. 15th Sep 2019 11:06pm
Darley Dene, Breck Road, Wallasey
by diggingdeeper. 15th Sep 2019 7:25pm
tv cabinet
by lincle. 15th Sep 2019 5:48pm
For sale wooden frame double bed..
by spider. 15th Sep 2019 3:21pm
Defend Democracy Protests
by diggingdeeper. 14th Sep 2019 9:49pm
September
M T W T F S S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral Heritage Week
by locomotive. 14th Sep 2019 9:23pm
Meet the Masons
by oldpm01. 9th Sep 2019 8:55pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Exodus: our journey to europe #1013926
12th Jul 2016 9:53am
12th Jul 2016 9:53am
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 795
birkenhead
mikeeb Offline OP

Wise One
mikeeb  Offline OP

Wise One
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 795
birkenhead
Anyone watch this on BBC 2 last night?
It certainly brings a lump to your throat if not a tear to your eye
Its a documentary about the Syrians journey to Europe and it shows the danger and heartache of a couple of them documenting there trek
Some of it is heartbreaking frown
Part 2 is on tonight at 9pm but I would suggest watching the first one on iplayer because the 2nd part tonight is a continuation of that journey

Google Ads
Re: Exodus: our journey to europe [Re: mikeeb] #1013939
12th Jul 2016 11:52am
12th Jul 2016 11:52am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,502
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,502
Wirral
Yes, Mikeeb. I saw most of it, not the beginning. It is very heart breaking.
My only criticism is of the BBC.

All through the run up to the referendum, and knowing the 'apparently' main reason for the leave camps opinions on immigration etc. (which is also questionable as a being the blanket point of view of the Brexit masses, it certainly didn't apply to all by a long chalk) , we have had hardly any coverage on migrants, refugees, sinking boats and reporting of the happenings at borders etc.
It's still happening on a massive scale, but been kept quiet until after the referendum.
They reported the 'fear factor' for so long. NOW, suddenly as the Brexit vote wins, we are being fed the sob side of the story and they are showing films that were made last year. This is to soften us ,I believe, into viewing the migrants with a kinder approach. The BBC and its tricks with selective reporting to sway the masses ,has bitten itself in the bum this time.
However, it was emotional but I could not understand why the young Syrian who had money to stay in a hotel in Greece, was unable to share his double hotel room with another fellow Syrian .
Maybe he did, but maybe also this was BBC filming a true story, although not as it happened , apart from some of the young man's own phone footage. My heart goes out to the Syrians but more so to the 'poor' Syrians who are unable to pay for their travel to safety. They are the refugees in the camps that UK are helping, and that is a much better approach in my opinion, to helping the cause.
I will definitely watch tonight.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Exodus: our journey to europe [Re: mikeeb] #1014058
12th Jul 2016 10:48pm
12th Jul 2016 10:48pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,965
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,965
Heswallish
Last journey: The migrant who lost everything
Read this story online of a chap who lost his wife and 2 kids and then had to sell everything to repatriate the bodies to Afghanistan


His story will be replicated hundreds if not thousands of times. So many hurting broken people out there and all because they were born in a certain country

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36202843

Re: Exodus: our journey to europe [Re: mikeeb] #1014070
13th Jul 2016 6:01am
13th Jul 2016 6:01am
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 795
birkenhead
mikeeb Offline OP

Wise One
mikeeb  Offline OP

Wise One
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 795
birkenhead
I would have to agree with you granny regarding the post brexit vote
Why wasn't we shown this before the referendum?
The immigration problem is obviously the reason the majority voted for brexit but is stopping immigration going to halt the rot this country is in?
I think not
Ah well!

Re: Exodus: our journey to europe [Re: mikeeb] #1014227
13th Jul 2016 8:19pm
13th Jul 2016 8:19pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,502
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 16,502
Wirral
I'm watching this again now. Really , this is beginning to annoy me. It is a programme filmed on a mission of refugees/migrant illegally attempting to get to the UK by any way possible. What sort of a message is this sending out ? Is it ok, to abuse the laws and restrictions consistently put in place to avoid illegal entry into another country ?
Just because this chap has a nice face, speaks good English, doesn't make him a decent person. At home he might be a criminal who has a bad upbringing.(for example) Just because he speaks Oxford English means nothing.


Last edited by granny; 13th Jul 2016 8:23pm.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle
Re: Exodus: our journey to europe [Re: mikeeb] #1014231
13th Jul 2016 8:35pm
13th Jul 2016 8:35pm
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 7,037
Wirral
snowhite Offline

Wiki Addict
snowhite  Offline

Wiki Addict
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 7,037
Wirral
Most want to come to the UK,That is because they think they have a chance of a house and a job or maybe benefits.They are complaining that Europe treat them bad.
Its sad really as our own people need a house and our elderly need care.
Most the refugees fleeing are rich and had nice homes.
If you notice they have nice haircuts and latest fashion clothes.
What if it was us in the same position, would the people in question help us??????



Last edited by snowhite; 13th Jul 2016 8:36pm.
Re: Exodus: our journey to europe [Re: mikeeb] #1014368
15th Jul 2016 9:59am
15th Jul 2016 9:59am
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 795
birkenhead
mikeeb Offline OP

Wise One
mikeeb  Offline OP

Wise One
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 795
birkenhead
This program strayed from its original thought of just getting out of Syria to escape conflict and then trailed off to a free for all from anywhere in the world and join the bandwagon to just get to the UK/Germany or anywhere else that would accept them in Europe


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 16th Sep 2019 8:14am
RNLI and Foreign Aid !
by granny. 15th Sep 2019 9:58pm
Darley Dene, Breck Road, Wallasey
by NickWirral. 15th Sep 2019 7:01pm
Wirral Heritage Week
by locomotive. 14th Sep 2019 9:23pm
Kia Ceed Clutch
by TudorBlue. 14th Sep 2019 8:24pm
For Sale & Free
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 16th Sep 2019 8:16am
tv cabinet
by lincle. 15th Sep 2019 5:48pm
For sale wooden frame double bed..
by spider. 15th Sep 2019 3:21pm
Cardo Scala Rider
by Baza7. 11th Sep 2019 10:32pm
Sewing machine wanted.
by RedTom. 11th Sep 2019 1:38pm
Member Spotlight
snowhite
snowhite
Wirral
Posts: 7,037
Joined: January 2014
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
AlecK, KittyLilith, Emmy2154, Eddyh15, Harvey123
13077 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Darley Dene, Breck Road, Wallasey
by NickWirral. 15th Sep 2019 7:01pm
Wirral Heritage Week
by locomotive. 14th Sep 2019 9:23pm
Meet the Masons
by oldpm01. 9th Sep 2019 8:55pm
Death Cafe Wirrral event (Wed 11th Sept)
by martinharris. 9th Sep 2019 1:04pm
New Ferry, opinions?
by Natalie1989. 6th Sep 2019 9:56am
News : New Topics
RNLI and Foreign Aid !
by granny. 15th Sep 2019 9:58pm
Free tickets to Attenborough ship naming at Laird's
by yoller. 14th Sep 2019 6:19am
Lost river (Well, brook really)
by Excoriator. 10th Sep 2019 9:50am
Defend Democracy Protests
by diggingdeeper. 31st Aug 2019 6:02pm
Tour of Britain Stage 5, Wirral 11th September
by Greenwood. 31st Aug 2019 4:07pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 16th Sep 2019 8:14am
Kia Ceed Clutch
by TudorBlue. 14th Sep 2019 8:24pm
Downton Abbey Film
by cools. 13th Sep 2019 3:30pm
Peaky Blinders nobble Tranmere Rovers
by yoller. 9th Sep 2019 6:27pm
Hedgehog Street
by granny. 6th Sep 2019 10:39pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 6:49am
Sunset Tue 7:23pm
Local Time Tue 8:13am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1