February 18, 2016
The more extreme the migrant crisis gets, the more nonsensical and slapstick it gets.
Sweden is now literally housing “migrants” in a luxury cruise liner.
This is an actual thing which is happening in real life.
Thousands of migrants are being given rooms aboard a luxury ocean liner which comes complete with a theatre and swimming pool because Sweden can no longer cope with the numbers arriving at its borders every week, it has been revealed.
Sweden’s Migration Board is renting the Ocean Gala – once the world’s largest cruise liner where holidaymakers pay £2,500 for a two-week break – for at least the next year at the eye-watering cost of of £65,000 a day.
When the giant cruise ship is full it will provide bed and board for 1,790 migrants – about the number arriving in the country every single day at the height of the crisis.
A spokesman said: ‘Having a theatre sounds really nice. Those who are going to stay at the ship will probably have to do that for quite a bit of time while their applications are being processed. So they need every encouragement they can get.‘
Note to Americans: this isn’t a movie theater. The Daily Mail is a British newspaper, and they always call movie theaters “cinemas.”
What are these 81 IQ illiterate Moslems going to watch in the theater? Are they going to do a donkey show?
The 768 cabins on the 623-foot ship, which range from smartly turned out but snug doubles, to expansive suites with private dining areas and balconies, was then a haven for those in search of entertainment, sunbathing and sightseeing.
But those who make it their home in the next year will not be treated to all the extras holidaymakers who floated around the Med were used to enjoying, including a casino, outdoor pool and even a beauty salon.
In fact, if the Swedish Migration Board is successful in finding a spot in the northern port of Härnösand, where temperatures are currently firmly below freezing.
Willis Åberg, head of housing issues at the Swedish Migration Board, boasted that the organisation was ‘thinking outside the box’.
‘Those who are going to stay in the boat will of course be a bit cramped in the cabins, so it is really important that we arrange for them to have large common areas outside,’ he told MailOnline.
‘But having a theatre sounds really nice. Those who are going to stay at the ship will probably have to do that for quite a bit of time while their applications are being processed. So they need every encouragement they can get.’
Mr Åberg revealed the Migration Board, which has been open about its struggles to house the refugees arriving in Sweden, even setting up tents in the middle of winter, came up with the idea of the floating asylum centre a number of years ago – but had never had cause to use it, before now.
‘We came up with it ourselves,’ he told MailOnline.
‘We are trying to think outside the box to solve this situation. We had this idea already in the 1990s when we had a huge influx of immigrants coming from the war in the Balkans, but it was never implemented then.
‘But we took up the idea again last year when we saw that the situation was going to be hard with immigrants coming by the thousand every day.
We are through the looking glass here, people.
Some pics of the ship.