Although many of us have enjoyed a pleasant summer break, the political agenda remains unchanged. Despite the risks involved, people continue to flee war, misery and poverty. Up to 3000 people have already died this year in the Mediterranean Sea. The initial wave of support and welcome for refugees has become a move in a political game played between European Member States. At a time when reason should be driving political thinking and public debate, the fear factor is being fuelled by misinformation and rumours.
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