The BBC has been filling the airwaves with sad tales of asylum seeking children, well almost filling the airwaves, some stories the BBC is reluctant to tell.
If you are a regular listener or viewer of the BBC news you may recall many, many anguished reports condemning the government or the authorities because hospital patients, or people needing care or even prisoners were forced to travel long distances away from their homes to get treatment or to serve their time. This was a very bad thing the BBC told us in no uncertain times….
Sir Roderick Evans will call for more prison places in Wales saying families often have to travel long distances to visit relatives in jail. This endangers family contact which is vital for prisoners’ reintegration into society, the judge will tell a Law Society event on Thursday.
However despite the BBC’s previous concerns about those having to travel such long distances or those forced apart from their families, and the BBC’s current obsession with the care of asylum seeking children, a story about British children being forced out of the care system in Kent into neighbouring systems because of those migrant children being given their places is censored by the BBC.
The Telegraph reported:
Vulnerable British children in care have been forced to move away from their home area because of the massive influx of asylum seekers from Calais, a councillor has warned.
Peter Oakford, who oversees specialist children’s services in Kent, said youngsters from the area who needed foster care or other housing had been placed outside the county as it struggled to deal with a sharp increase in arrivals of migrant children.
The authority has seen a 30 per cent rise in unaccompanied asylum seeking children in the last seven months.
The county council is obliged by law to provide them with housing – even though its geographical area means it receives the majority of new arrivals from calais who make it to British soil.
The BBC chose to almost completely ignore that issue, instead headlining with a report that opens with pleas for tolerance of more and more migrants…
Political pressure is continuing to grow on the government to take in thousands of unaccompanied refugee children who have made it into Europe.
Former cabinet minister Sir Eric Pickles said those “at risk” should be treated with “Christian spirit”.
Former Children’s Minister Tim Loughton said there was a strong humanitarian case to help those “in limbo”.
This report was on the ‘Politics’ page and only right at the very bottom do we get a link to the story about Kent….
Kent County Council has already warned it will not be able to accept any more unaccompanied children, saying its children’s services are facing “enormous pressure” and have run out of foster beds.
The Kent story never made it at all to the front page, the UK page or indeed the politics page…it was tucked away under the regional page of ‘Kent’….which you will only ever find if you look very, very hard, funnily enough.
The BBC essentially buried a story that told of problems caused by migrants….and even this report failed to mention that British kids were being forced out of the care system by migrants.
Kent County Council has warned it will not be able to accept any unaccompanied children under the government’s plans to resettle 20,000 refugees from Syria.
More than 960 asylum-seeker children are being cared for by the authority, up from 629 at the end of July. The year before there were just 238.
It said children’s services were currently facing “enormous pressure”.
Peter Oakford, cabinet member for specialist children’s services, said the council had run out of foster beds.
We get a clue about what is going on but no indication that it is British children being disadvantaged by the migrants who get first call on Kent’s services it seems….
“We’re having to place young people outside of Kent, whilst still retaining responsibility and having to support these young people,” he added.
This is what the Council actually said….
“This has affected our ability to place citizen children within Kent ourselves,” said the councillor.
“We have had to place Kent children outside of Kent due to the influx of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, which is not a good position to be in and is not a position we want to be in.
Why did the BBC change the wording? We know why….all migration is good, there is no bad.
More like Big Brother every day.