Refugee blues: a UK and European perspective

  title={Refugee blues: a UK and European perspective},
  author={Stuart W. Turner},
  booktitle={European journal of psychotraumatology},
In this paper, the numbers of refugees travelling to the European Union are set in a global context. It is argued that the increasing restrictions placed on asylum seekers from the 1980s onwards in the UK and the associated culture of deterrence and prohibition have had the perverse effect of supporting the economic market for people smuggling. It appears that these restrictions were initially designed to deter people, most of whom would have been granted humanitarian assistance had they… CONTINUE READING
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