Mediterranean migrants rescued by HMS Bulwark threaten to throw themselves into the sea if they are not allowed into France

Clinging to rocks and threatening to hurl themselves into the sea if turned away, these migrants who were rescued by HMS Bulwark are now demanding the right to cross to northern Europe and into France.

Hundreds massed at the Franco-Italian border after the French closed the frontier four days ago, effectively suspending the agreement which allows free movement on much of the Continent.

The refugees, who were rescued from the Mediterranean, huddled together wrapped in foil emergency blankets, some holding signs in English calling for a ‘political response from European Union.’


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Enjoy your bath!

    • Do you need any help?

    • Clausewitz

      Call their bluff. A good boot in the ass to assist them overboard might be a good idea.

  • Just do it. hopefully a few sharks are around to feed.

  • G

    “clinging to rocks…” – Really? CLINGING?

    This is why I hate and distrust journalists.

    A free hand rock climber “clings” to rocks.
    A white water rafter who’s boat has just been destroyed in rapids, “clings” to rocks
    A person who’s jumps from their car just before it falls into a ravine “clings” to rocks.

    These people are sitting on their asses waiting. There’s a difference. A big one.

    Journalists are scumbags.

  • MannieP

    Have a nice swim.

  • k1992

    The comments were interesting. They were pretty well uniformly … unsympathetic … to the “migrants” and their situation. Seems like those folk may finally be wearing out their welcome (one can hope). And the support in terms of up/down arrows for those comments critical of the invasion were often in the order of 2500 for to 25 against. Overwhelming.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Drama queens.

  • Barrington Minge

    “The Right to…” These people have no rights. Back home, pronto.

  • favill

    How much for two belts of 7.62mm machine-gun ammunition? How much for supporting said vagrants/migrants ad infinitum? Go with the MG feed the sharks and the sea birds. These people laugh at the West for all its apparent military strength–we are morally weak–we have no stomach for doing what needs to be done. These people have every intention of destroying us from within while their co-religionists attack us from without and within–we must treat them like soldiers of an invading army (no Geneva Conventions)

  • Millie_Woods

    ‘..demanding the right to cross to northern Europe and into France.’…’holding signs in English calling for a ‘political response from European Union.’

    Now that’s chutzpah. They just arrived and they’re already smarter than the EU poobahs.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      They are.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Why haven’t they jumped overboard yet?

  • Clink9

    Where the hell does it say countries have to be “nice” to invaders and let them in? Go back and work your ass off to rebuild your own shit hole.

  • Allan

    What’s the downside?

  • Jade

    Go for it I’m hungry

  • Alain

    Promises. Promises. Why oh why are they never carried out?