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David Miliband agrees the terms are incorrect

Zinon Zygkostiotis
France

Sep 3, 2015 — On every update I cannot thank you all enough for your support.

Below is an interview with former UK foreign secretary David Miliband published today in The Guardian.

Here is an extract from this article:

Miliband said the language used by British government, and much of the UK media, to describe the crisis, referring to migrants rather than refugees (although the majority arriving on Europe’s shores are fleeing war or persecution), reflected a conscious effort to deny them their rights enshrined by international convention.

"It is a misnamed crisis, and it seems not misnamed by accident. It’s been too convenient to misname it as a migrant crisis, because it suggests these people are voluntarily fleeing, whereas in fact – if you’ve been barrel-bombed out of your home three times, life and limb demand that you flee," he said. "It’s not about being politically incorrect in using the term migrant. It’s simply incorrect."


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