Thursday, December 14, 2017

Deportations are a breach of human rights…

Deportations are in breach of the undertakings given by Sweden since 1951 in respect of refoulement –especially when applied to Hazara


Afghanistan is now listed by the UN and OCHA as Classification 1.

That is the same as Syria!

At what point does common human decency override political positioning?


afgh class 1 state of war-02

In caring memory–Mahmoud

mahmoudI believe this is in memory of a 17 year old asylum seeker knifed to death in a Swedish school yesterday. All reports speak of a pleasant young man who got on with everybody and caused no trouble. A great sadness to all with open hearts that he who came to escape war should be so cruelly robbed of life

Sorrow has no borders.

lost at sea?

drift from truth

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

school strike against inhumane and possibly illegal asylum politic

school strike header

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Young people in Sweden in ‘gymnasia schools’ (16-19 year olds) held a protest action yesterday against the present policies in regard to the treatment of under 18 asylum seekers, most of which came here in 2015.  Some face deportation to the ‘safe’ country of Afghanistan in contravention of Sweden’s long standing promises not to practice refoulement.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

boing…boing…boing…down by the billabong

I am advised by legal counsel that the law in Sweden says that an asylum seeker should be asked if they wish to have a court case held in secret as there may be embarrassing issues they may not wish to have in the public domain. It appears that ensomkommande barn all have their cases in secret and are not even asked! Now, Mr- Lövfen, can you help me understand why that is so? Because if you can't, I can help you understand what is happening in these 'kangaroo courts' to which you so frequently refer.

courts accountable.abe our-freedoms lost


an information service to assist a government department that seems confused about a security situation

This from Nikita Mendkovich, political analyst at the Russian International Affairs Council

(and I guess Russia, since CNN claim it is arming the Taliban, know something about this)

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Thursday, December 07, 2017

intellectual scrabble

ECJ scrabble

energy shortage?

largest movement of energy

just so


In the very difficult task of dealing with the asylum seekers problem…and I do recognise it is very difficult…. we should not sacrifice principle for expediency.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Cultural Mirror

There are many aspects to the immigration problem here. Most of those aspects are reflected in opinions that are, to say the least, ill informed or lack objectivity.

Just one example of this is the oft repeated mantra of the costs of sheltering and supporting asylum seekers. This, of course, is something of a myth as all that has actually happened is that taxpayers' money is being spent within Sweden and most (probably over 80%) is recycled into the Swedish economy via Kommunes, increased employment, services and accommodation companies. In previously economically depressed areas this has been a substantial benefit. In effect asylum seekers have diverted money that could probably have been spent abroad (as for example the billions spent in Afghanistan that gets lost in a corrupt system) into the home economy. The OECD,IMF,Bloombergs all support and show that the GDP of Sweden since 2014 has benefited greatly from this re-orientating of taxpayers' funding.

As Sweden heads towards it’s next election, the governing party can reap the benefits of this GDP growth, a growth at one point even twice that of Germany.

However, the greatest and most profound of all the changes usually quoted are the ‘cultural changes’, the desire to keep a culture that is the hallmark of a country, albeit that the internet age has dramatically changed most cultures. Here, the asylum seekers have created little substantial change, slightly different habits, misunderstood religious views, have all played a part in influencing slightly the cultural landscape.Indeed, it may be observed that over the decades most refugees and asylum seekers have adjusted to the higher standards of freedom and better standards of life and celebrate the treasure of such a system living peaceful, hard working and decent lives.

By far the greatest and most disturbing of the changes that have occurred have come from within the culture. Here I refer to the subjugation of judicial and bureaucratic standards in order to meet political objectives. Asylum seekers can carry no blame for the inadequacies, inaccuracies and downright deceptions that have been revealed under the strain of trying to cope with a difficult problem

We do not defend our culture by surrendering our standards of decency, fair play and judicial integrity in the face of a problem. We do not defend our culture by demeaning those institutions which have been the foundations of this democracy.

The asylum seeker problem has clearly shown that our culture was not as most thought it to be.

When we look in a mirror we cannot blame the mirror for what we see

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Open letter to Jenny Sonesson–Göteborgs Posten

You write: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S) visited Svenljunga, where he was attended by # vistårinteut, advocating an amnesty for unaccompanied young people. On the question of how he looked at the organization's requirements, the head of government was clear: "I do not share that view. Now we have another regulatory framework in place. You can apply for asylum in Sweden, but if you get a no, then it's no. If we do not have that scheme, then we have no more orderly migration policy anymore " (AB 10/11).

(I presume he is here referring to post November 2015 regulations)

You then write: “Those who follow the rules are expelled, those who refuse and enlisted by loud activists are rewarded”.

So, if following the rules is your main criteria, then what of the following:

1. Where Migrationsverket have not followed the rules, shall you expel those persons guilty of it?

2. Where a ‘court’ (so called) has not followed the normal rules of juris prudence, shall you expel the judge and the officers of that court.

3. To where will you expel the people of Sweden (for the government is the people) when they have not followed the rules they helped create since 1951, and many many times since then have confirmed?

4. Shall you also expel the Migration and Taxation authorities who have denied personummer registration to EU citizens for as long as 10 years – in clear breach of the rules within the EU?

Before the pot calls the kettle black, it should look in a mirror!

(NB. I am not here defending those who seek to cheat the system in any way, however, there are many clear cut cases where the child was under 18 upon arrival in this country and was entitled, according to the promises given by this society, to protection and asylum leading to residency. Politically favourable ‘assessment’ of risk areas in the world,that are not confirmed by reality,are not excusable in this scenario).

forget standards

how to lose respect…

ScD - MP S window dressing

actually, it is neither party who have won out. Both have agreed to another ‘window dressing operation’ that is effectively meaningless to most indisputably under-18’s who came here prior to November 2015, believing the promises of the Swedish government and people. This proposal is essentially the July 2017 law V.2, except that the 2017 law did not seem to apply to Afghans because ‘’Afghanistan has safe areas’ so the Migration Agency held.

Great that better border controls are now in place and other European countries will be accepting a fair share quota system for these asylum seekers in the future. Fantastic that Sweden has spent billions in Afghanistan since 2001 to try and build a viable nation there (with very little result).  Great that the Swedish taxpayer has invested in these young people (though most of that investment actually went back into Swedish pockets) *, not so great that deportations, arrests and ‘imprisonments in holding centres’ will still continue. Yes, deportations to the violently sick land of Afghanistan that the Migration Agency still considers to be a safe place!

And this proposed new law  will not come into effect until the summer of 2018. This is effectively a continued ‘prison sentence’ for those who have had any semblance of freedom taken away whilst in Sweden and risk arrest and deportation. But hey, this might be good training for when they get back to Afghanistan, for it’s pretty similar there thanks to the Taliban, huh?

* We were approached a number of times in 2016 to use our studio building to house asylum seekers. The amount offered was in excess of SeK. 1600,- per day per person. So just guess how much Kommunes, private businesses, have been receiving.

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