Something You Hear Little of – The Dublin Agreement

Posted on January 5, 2023

One question a lot of people ask these days, is why people crossing the channel on dinghies has risen since Brexit? Surely the benefit of Brexit was to curtail such a thing?

Increasing Crossings

The figures don’t appear to back up any alleged Brexit benefit. In the year Boris Johnson’s Oven Ready Brexit was finalised, 8500 people crossed the channel. In 2021 it was 23,000 and in 2022, the figure rose again to 45,756. So, why is this?

The waves haven’t got smaller, the sea isn’t warmer, and the rafts, as far as I am aware, haven’t become sturdier. So, why then, the huge increase in numbers crossing the channel? You might think that it was caused by another catastrophic war somewhere. There has been a vicious war, but the increase in crossings hasn’t come from Ukraine.

The Dublin Agreement

What is happening then? Look no further than something called ‘The Dublin Agreement’. This was an agreement that allowed any EU member the ability to send back anyone they didn’t want, to the EU country they first set foot in. So, for example, if an immigrant had come up through the Mediterranean into France and then made a channel crossing into Kent, we could send them back to France if they were undesirable.

The logic behind this idea was to make EU member states responsible. If they weren’t controlling their immigration process properly (ie allowing a flow of people from safe countries to come in) they would have to deal with the consequences. For example, if a gangster from a non-EU country arrived in Germany via Italy, Germany would send them back to Italy and say, “You should not have let this individual in. It’s your problem, deal with it. He (or she) is on the way back to you now”.

No Attention to Detail

The problem with leaving the EU is that we also left the Dublin Agreement. In the Brexit deal the agreement was not upheld, nor was there anything to replace it. That is the problem when you have a “get me elected now, worry about it later”, Prime Minister, who is acknowledged across the political spectrum for having no attention to detail.

Why does the Dublin Agreement matter so much? Well, the regulatory change will have been noticed by both desirables and undesirables. Basically, since Boris Johnson’s “oven-ready deal” was accepted with no thought of Dublin Regulation cases, anyone travelling to Britain will arrive without any ruling that means they can be returned to an EU Country.

No Extradition Treaties

It doesn’t stop there. The government has also failed to create any extradition treaties to address the situation causing even more hassle in trying to enforce returns. Therefore, Britain’s enforced returns is at its all-time low. So, despite the populist bullshit of processing individuals abroad (which is unlawful) the government has lost control of a situation which was pretty much under control when we were part of the Dublin Agreement.

As it stands, those who make the crossing are fully aware that it will be difficult to return them to France. France, if they wanted to be spiteful, could say, “Oops, we have a wrongun here. Fuck it, let him go to England, they can’t send him back now”. Plus, with the Home Office now taking longer to clear applications, arrivals also know they will be able to stay in the UK for months or even years as their applications are considered.

Brexit Failure

It was an utter failure of Brexit to sidestep the Dublin Regulation without some other alternative, just as it is an utter failure of government to understaff and under resource the Home Office. The UK government it seems, is as useless as it is corrupt, but some would argue that the channel crossing issue has been created as a distraction.

Forget Brexit costing billions, the cost-of-living crisis, the NHS collapsing and the Covid fraud, look at them bastards coming over here trying to steal the jobs we can’t fill.

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