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Buy and Download Description Before we can look at the walls that the UK has erected to keep asylum-seekers out, we need to look at the wider European scene, as policies decided among EU member states, to which the UK contributes, are of increasing importance.1 In 1985 Michael Marrus published a classic study entitled The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century. It deals with the enormous migrations across Europe of millions of people uprooted by the wars and revolutions that characterised the continent in the first half of this century. A large part of Caroline Moorehead's massive history of the Red Cross deals, perforce, with the same phenomenon, and includes a lengthy discussion of the Red Cross's efforts to ameliorate the suffering caused by these events.2 At the time he was writing, Marrus felt able to conclude that the European scene had radically changed. He noted that European governments saw their prime responsibility as being to the trickle of people who managed to escape to the West from behind the Iron Curtain, whilst at the same time they were hardening their attitudes to the refugees fleeing persecution in poor countries, who were managing to reach their shores in growing numbers. What he found extraordinary was that there were no longer refugee crises within Europe itself: Of course, no one can say that a new tide of refugees may not one day engulf the continent, and few believe that existing legal structures or international agencies could themselves prevent such an inundation. If this history suggests any lesson, it is that ultimately the flow of refugees can only be controlled by favorable economic circumstances and the stabilization of the economic order. Until the achievement of these elusive goals worldwide, the consciences of Europeans will forever be tested by refugees, wherever they appear.3 Before we can look at the walls that the UK has erected to keep asylum-seekers out, we need to look at the wider European scene, as policies decided among EU member states, to which the UK contributes, are of increasing importance.1 In 1985 Michae
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