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Matt Davies

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 23 hours ago

    So are they, soon the whole earth will be full.
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    What then?

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 23 hours ago

    @Stipple

    Actually, Europe is having trouble with its birth rate; letting refugees in would be good all around.

  3. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, about 23 hours ago

    This toon is inaccurate. The UK has made noises to the effect that they don’t have any more room, but to lump all of Europe into that category is unfair. The reaction among both governments and the citizenry at large can best be described as fragmented; some are working hard to help the refugees, and some are trying to block the flood.

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 22 hours ago

    iangoodson from the UK said exactly the same thing:
    Matt Davies ’toon 2015-08-30
    " iangoodson said, 5 days ago
    We don’t have enough room. How about those wide open American spaces? Thought not!"

    I responded at length to him and he replied back to me a couple of times, but after my last reply, he removed almost of his posts, leaving just the one I quote above.


    As lonecat suggested above (and Darrin Bell did in his cartoon on the 29th August 2015, Europe has a declining birth rate, it needs new people.


    Martens also provided a very good article from Bernard-Henri Levy regarding the attitudes of today’s Europeans.
    btw, martens, I caught your last post on that date; thanks.

  5. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 22 hours ago

    and, the sad thing is none of the other wealthier muslim countries and neighbors want any of the refugees. saudi arabia, qatar, uae, etc…

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 22 hours ago

    @Cerabooge

    I agree with you, in that there are certainly many Europeans who are not against these refugees (witness demos in Austria, Germany & UK in their favour), Hungary has had tens of thousands of volunteers helping refugees (but I do wonder the Hungarians’ attitudes as a whole, though). Likewise Greece and Italy. Quite often the politicians seem at odds with their electorate. Pandering to the far-right no doubt but at what cost.


    May I point out I disagree with your use of the term“flood” ?

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 22 hours ago

    @vwdualnomand

    I’m not so sure the refugees would want to find refuge in countries which are basically using their country to fight their proxy wars.

  8. canFunny

    canFunny said, about 22 hours ago

    @vwdualnomand
    You have just now scratched the surface. Dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that religion (Muslim) is the main reason they are leaving, while they can or sent. It has failed a lot, lots of people, especially those who are honest in their beliefs, especially if they have a sense of free agency. The majority of the warring factions want to be califates and run their countries as their private gardens, and they use religion as an excuse. Now prepare your self for the influx of comparing the situation to Christianity, which in this case is out of context.

  9. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 17 hours ago

    What’s interesting is that if the Europeans, or even the US, had taken in the Jewish refugees after WWII instead of shipping them to Palestine, we would most likely not be having any of these problems today.

  10. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, about 16 hours ago

    The Big Lie here is that even Britain, which has accepted fewer refugees than any Other European country, is Still Way Ahead of the good old USA which has, so far, accepted the Fewest number of Any Country in the World.
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    That T-Rump wall will soon be extended to all our Beaches, too.
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  11. Gresch

    Gresch said, about 15 hours ago

    Plenty of room in South Africa

  12. tom

    tom GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Plenty of room in the wealthy muslim countries.

  13. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 13 hours ago

    @lonecat

    It will also mean a change in leadership.

  14. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    Actually, the UK complaint is that every one of the refugees is trying to get to the UK to get on the dole. They are understandably upset about that, as it happens to be true, or very nearly so. Many interviews in the camps on Lampedusa end with the refugees telling the interviewer their ultimate end is the UK. They’ve been rushing the Chunnel entrance in France.
    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/hundreds-of-migrants-on-t/2095336.html
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/stymied-at-english-channel-migrants-with-money-turn-to-smugglers-1440018464

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    And the richest Arab countties, like the Saudis, won’t take them.

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