Well, Zimbabweans generally come straight here. And it's probably because we ran their country for so many years and have a direct cultural influence on their future we will find hard to ever shake off.
As for Afghans, the other big asylum-claimant-producing-nation, they generally find their way here 1) because the UK is where many of the agents take them to (remember, asylum-seekers go where their agents send them) and 2) because Italy and Greece's asylum systems are so atrocious they're in danger of breaching international law, and I believe they're both being taken to court over it. Britain is still seen as a country of values, as the birthplace of democracy, as a place where human rights are respected! I know!
However, many, many asylum seekers DO end up in the rest of Europe, so the debate around why "they all end up here" has to stop really.
But basically, as I say, it's a complete non-issue.
#6094768, By Katsumoto UK general election 2010
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