Refugee Crisis? Bollocks!

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Let me set the scene. I’ve grown up in the south Wales valleys, in a community where it is commonplace to have your doors unlocked, with neighbours and friends calling by. A community that has always been resilient to change due to the strength of our common values. Where today we still see whole communities coming together to find solutions to the problems of the day.

So it comes as no surprise to me when I hear stories of refugees welcomed from the cities, being transported to the Welsh valleys during the world wars. Wales became a sanctuary for around 4500 Belgian refugees during WW1, where by mid 1919 most had returned to their homelands, with only traces left behind: artworks, crafts and some building work that is still appreciated today…

To read my article in full, pay a visit to The Burkean.

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