Do we refer to the migrants coming into Europe from parts of Africa and the Middle East as ‘migrants’ or ‘refugees’?
The debate surrounding this issue has turned many social media sites into war zones over the past couple of weeks.
Appearing live on Birmingham’s KFB Radio this afternoon, UKIP leader Nigel Farage had a lot to say on the matter.
He said: “The disputes I’ve seen on social media sites, prompted by people demanding that we call migrants refugees is quite frankly, ridiculous.
“Some may well be refugees, but there will also be economic migrants from Africa, and even some Jihadist fighters that ISIS has already promised us.
“Let’s be honest, they’re not all refugees. Some are. But an awful lot aren’t. It’s as simple as that. These do-gooders need to accept that the correct term is ‘migrant’. It’s a blanket term that covers them all.
“And until they’ve accepted the distinction between the two, the UK shouldn’t take in anymore migrants. Never mind the 20,000 plus David Cameron is now promising us.”