August 5, 2015
Putting your penis inside of another man’s anus is literally the most vibrant act imaginable.
And you know who really respects that kind of vibrancy?
Posters which suggest migrants could consider lying about their sexuality to claim asylum in Britain have been displayed in Calais.
The signs, at the entrance to the makeshift camp known as the Jungle, provide a how-to guide for applicants.
Written in English and Arabic, they tell migrants to ‘prepare their story well from the beginning’. They add that applicants should consider whether their ‘story fits with them’ (the UK Government) – suggesting it may be worth stretching the truth.
Migrants are told to choose a ‘category’ which proves that their life is in danger in their homeland. Reasons given include ‘race and religion’ and ‘being gay in some countries’.
In asylum interviews, they are urged to ‘try and remember’ all the details of ‘what happened’ and take written notes with them.
A brief on questions which will be asked in an interview is also provided. It is not known who is behind the posters.
Last night, Calais Migrant Solidarity, the main charity helping those in the Jungle, said it was not aware of the signs, which are glued to a caravan at the entrance to the site.
Another activist group known as No Borders holds workshops on gaining asylum in Britain. A wooden plaque, displayed at the weekend, said they would provide migrants with all ‘they n/ever wanted to know about asylum in the UK’. It added that the group were ‘bored of borders’.
According to the organisation’s ideology, there should be ‘no global borders’. Members of the group, who live in the Jungle, also carry out protests with the migrants.
Another poster in the camp lists guidelines for migrants who make it to the UK, telling them what to do if border police stop them. They are told not to answer any questions or give their name and address.