Sunday, 9 August 2015

New tent-camp ready for 400 migrants

No, not in the UK, silly - our government prefer to put-up economic migrants in *** hotels. This is a new camp ready this week for migrants in a rather dull part of Austria; 8 migrants to a tent, 50 tents overall and running water in standpipes.

Asked about scorching August temperatures, an Austian spokesperson replied that a tree had been left in place to provide shade, although a second tree had to be felled on safety grounds. 

The migrants are not expected to make Austria their final destination in Europe. 

The Austrian government has plans to replace the tents with insulated shipping containers if any migrants remain in the country over Winter - but these require planning consent from the local gemeinden, which the Federal government is seeking to overrule. Few districts have volunteered to take migrants, though the government's plans are to share them out equally. Temperatures in Austria get down to -20 in Winter. 





 

7 comments:

Ed P said...

Bloody luxury!

When I were a lad we had to work 25 hours a day and sleep in cardboard boxes!

opsimath said...

You were lucky to 'ave a box! You didn't know you were born ...

Stephen said...

'Few districts have volunteered to take migrants.' Not surprising, really. Can't imagine volunteering for that sort of thing goes down well with local voters. However, this would appear to be a better solution than hotels: easier to guard whilst officials can work out who's to be be repatriated and who might have a genuine asylum claim. This current "crisis" isn't exactly good PR for migrants: I think that is going to be reflected in Europe's political landscape even more starkly over coming years. However, it must be borne in mind that the majority of migrants do not seek to enter Europe in this way (ie. as a vagabond diaspora), something I discussed in a recent article, here.

Dave_G said...


The migrants are not expected to make Austria their final destination in Europe.


Says it all. Guess where they DO plan their final destination to be.....

Anonymous said...

As they say, migrants squatting in derelict Paris schools, "we're only laying up, to get our strength back before we head up to the land of milk and honey!"

Eastern Reich too, it seems.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

"The migrants are not expected to make Austria their final destination"

You don't say...

G. Tingey said...

Given that EU LAW requires refugees to make the FIRST EU country their place of offical refuge ...
AND
WTF are they all doing near Calais, then, since I doubt if France was the forst EU country they set foot in.
Um, err, something "does not compute" here - can we guess what it is?
( Actually, it is at least 2 things which don't fit with the reality ...