Friday, 22 June 2018

Italy migrant row: Move to seize two Med rescue ships per BBC News who seem to miss a word from one sentence

'Italy's new right-wing government has taken a harder stance on rescue ships bringing large numbers of migrants to Italy, which is often the nearest port for those rescued off coast of Libya.' 

Surely the word 'European' needs inserting between 'nearest' and 'port' or am I just too cynical? 

Actually no, here's a list of the 10 ports in Tunisia that are much nearer to the Libyan coast than is Sicily

This isn't about 'rescuing' migrants off the coast of Libya. It is about NGOs providing a transport system for migrants who've paid people traffickers to put them in the position to be so 'rescued'. 

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