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George Hook: Let us not be coerced into being liberal

There is nothing racist about having a policy on how we should respond to the terror threat, writes George Hook

Published 22/11/2015 | 02:30

It's a long road: Migrants during a snow shower on the German-Austrian border yesterday
It's a long road: Migrants during a snow shower on the German-Austrian border yesterday

Last week on radio, I had the temerity to question Europe's - and by extension Ireland's - attitude to the refugee crisis, following the Paris massacres.

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I suggested we should refuse any admissions to the country until a clear policy had been established as to how many should come, where they would be housed and, above all, what security checks were to be established in the light of Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald's comment that they would be fast-tracked.

I went on to say that if refugees were kept in camps until their bona fides had been established, then in camps they should stay.

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