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Is the EU migrant return policy ethical?

Is the EU migrant return policy ethical?

The EU migrant return policy aims to increase return rates of asylum seekers to their country of origin by making border procedures as efficient as possible. Since the increased amount of people fleeing wars in 2015 and seeking refuge in Europe, EU asylum policy has been polarising, with Europe often being dubbed “Fortress Europe” – an impassable fort with watchtowers and border guards prepared to stop at nothing to keep those seeking refuge out.

Fianna Failing: can Micheál Martin hold on for much longer?

Fianna Failing: can Micheál Martin hold on for much longer?

There are also policy choices which no longer resonate with voters in 2021. Fianna Fáil has typically been the party of housing and social protection. But where are they when this is exactly what the voting public are crying out for? Where are these affordable estates for working families, and where are the council houses? Sure, there has been the COVID-19 pandemic at play in shutting down the construction industry, but that ultimately will not matter when people go to the polls.

Inside Amazon warehouses

Inside Amazon warehouses

Amazon has also adopted a gig economy model for its delivery workers where drivers download an app to accept assignments, Deliveroo or Uber style. The pay is $50 for three hours. When factoring in the cost of their own vehicle and fuel, it comes out at more like minimum wage. UPS, by contrast, has a similar model where drivers are paid by the mile and given a stipend for phone internet.

Cuba’s green revolution: what to expect when you’re expecting

Cuba’s green revolution: what to expect when you’re expecting

Ripe ‘n’ ready but never really ripe or ready avocados on supermarket shelves. New bougie Ethiopian-Bosnian-Plant-based-Fusion food truck parking down the road. The bewildering stroll through an Asian supermarket searching for the eight poxy ingredients needed for the ‘quick and easy’ recipe you saw on Instagram.

Jake Paul for President: A reality check to the rest of society

Jake Paul for President: A reality check to the rest of society

The fictitious scenario of YouTube star Jake Paul running for US President in the not so distant future is a reality we may eventually face. In a world where the line between news and entertainment has become so blurred, we can expect more social media influencers in high-profile jobs. You no longer need talent or knowledge; a following of supporters is enough.

Bidenomics and the border: Overriding themes of the first 100 days

Bidenomics and the border: Overriding themes of the first 100 days

Labelled by his predecessor as Sleepy Joe Biden, the largely assumed safe, moderate choice of the 2020 Democratic candidates has ironically emerged as one of the most progressive US Presidents in modern history. The assumptions that the Biden White House would resemble that of a third-term Obama were just plain wrong. But how does he stack up against his predecessors so far?