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Pirouet - Chapter 01

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Buy and Download Description The decade 1987 to 1997 saw great changes, both in the pattern of asylum-seeking and in the procedures adopted by the Home Office, to deal with people who came to Britain as refugees. A shaping event was the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Erected to keep people inside the former Eastern Bloc and prevent them from reaching the West, the Berlin Wall is the first of the two walls of the subtitle. Its demolition had global repercussions, and one of its long-term results was a large increase in the numbers of people seeking asylum in Western Europe. That in turn led to the heightening of another wall, the second of our 'two walls', an invisible wall round Western Europe, designed to keep people out. Neither wall has been impregnable, although it is somewhat easier to breach the second, invisible wall than it was to escape through no man's land, past the border-guards' field of fire and over the barbed wire of the Berlin Wall. As a row of graves demonstrates, many died in trying to escape over that wall. The invisible wall around what is often referred to as 'Fortress Europe' has its casualties too. The decade 1987 to 1997 saw great changes, both in the pattern of asylum-seeking and in the procedures adopted by the Home Office, to deal with people who came to Britain as refugees. A shaping event was the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Erecte
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