‘Make Spain great again’: does Melilla really need a Trump-style wall? | Divided Cities


We already have a fence,
we have a very dangerous fence. For me it’s a terrible
symbol for Europe. I believe building a wall
would not solve the problem it would only force migrants to
take more difficult and dangerous routes which would cause more suffering and deaths. Spain as a southern border
has a very important role, last year we received the
most migrants in the whole European Union, but at the same time,
this number is pretty manageable by Spain and Europe as a whole. The current minister of interior
announced that he would remove razor wire from the fence, the fact is that the Moroccan side
does have razor wires so in practical terms,
it would be more or less the same. Morocco is basically protecting Spain
so there’s a Spanish responsibility of that side as well. Spain has to continue to comply
with its obligations in terms of human rights, and be a welcoming country
as it’s always been.

43 thoughts on “‘Make Spain great again’: does Melilla really need a Trump-style wall? | Divided Cities

  1. If they would put as much energy in starting a company or working in their own countries , it would change many African countries . They are looking for easy jobs , already set up , no brain needed . They are destroying Europe because they do not respect the countries they come to work in .

  2. Cede it to Marocco. Problem solved. If not for these obstacles millions will stream into Europe evey year. If you let people from the third world in in large numbers. You get third world problems. More than 100 bombings in Sweden alone. Police Agents quiting their job because they cant handle the violent crimes any more.

  3. If you spend centuries colonizing other lands and extracting resources, don't be surprised when people show up at your doorstep

  4. Useless walls,no attempts to make climbing a challenge. Imagine if there is a 40 second window of opportunity, how many people can jump that fence ?

  5. Anyways, the west opened the floodgates when they decided to destabilize Libya . Migrant smuggling is the most lucrative business a Libyan can get into!

  6. All Borders in the world were created almost entirely through violence . BORDERS ARE IMMORAL!SAY IT WITH ME AGAIN: BORDERS ARE IMMORAL!

  7. Yeah he’s so f’in right man. You keep banging on that door mate, hard as you can. Hopefully between you on that side and the people with me on this side, we will eventually knock it down. I just hope you know there’s a lot of us that want to give you that chance without putting you through this, it disgusts me what we’re doing to each other at the moment.

  8. The Guardian loves the term "far right". Spain only wants to exclude foreigners from her territory because of the "far right".OTOH,if anyone tried to breach the fence surrounding the property of a rich Labour supporter…well,you know the rest.Countries have the right to defend their borders. It's just that simple.

  9. Yes, the Guardinista upper middle class who live in safe affluent neighbourhoods think the World is safe, this is not true.

  10. the entitlement of the migrants is unreal.. the only solution is deportation and controlled foreign aid sent to people who aren't corrupt. Europe must not become Africa

  11. European nations – France and UK mainly – have plundered Africa for ages. Now, Africans are demanding the payment. "In sin you have the panance" is a Spanish idiom.

  12. Easy alternatives to MSGA: 1. Trademark talking with a lisp then sue the heck out of everyone with a real lisp. 2. Rebrand Bullfighting by selling it to Disney 3. “Discover” new territories to plunder.

  13. Europe headed for a civil war. I was in Greece last month and I saw local GREEKS homeless on the streets and newly arrived migrants in apartments it broke my heart. Europe belongs to Europeans

  14. You have to admire the fortitude of the migrants, especially the sub-Saharan ones; one really has to laugh at the right-wing tropes about laziness and living on the dole: my guess is most of the people saying stuff like this could never find the personal wherewhithal to make it to Europe.

  15. If I was an impoverished African, would I try getting into Europe for a better life? Of course, all of us would. Should Europe let in all impoverished Africans looking for a better life? No, of course not that would be disastrous for Europe.

  16. Right-wingers in my home country Germany always say that every people should just stay in their own country. But Melilla is in Africa! What else is this than another example how nationalism doesn't make any sense at all!

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