After France, Belgium and Holland, the longest part of the journey is on the German Autobahn. That that is not my favourite part of the trip, I must admit. I won’t bore you with what I thought were hair-raising moments when four or five cars driving with next to no distance between them overtook at incredible speeds. I also lost count of how many road works I encountered.
The experience of one recent migrant from Canterbury, now resident in The Hague, of healthcare in the Netherlands.
After the war, in which we were on the side that fought against fascism: “England would never condone any form of fascism” I often heard said.
O came and showed me the video on his phone of his hometown. There was gunfire, and frantic individuals scattering, clutching bags and boxes, what they had been trying to sell in the town centre. He told me the name of the town which he said was the last to fall to the Taliban before Kabul.
Set off to Orbán’s Hungary to visit parents, siblings and friends. What do people think of government policies. Families are divided.
As Hungarian refugees my family visited Sevenoaks in 1961 straight from a refugee camp in Austria. It was a culture shock.
Our refugee family arrived in a tiny village in Germany where our aunts lived. The country was recovering from the war.
In Kent we are most aware of refugees risking their lives in little boats. In refugee week, let’s look at the bigger picture.
Neighbours feared each other in a grey oppressive world. 200,000 decided the flight to democracy in the West was better for their families
Hungarians resisted till 10 November; they realised no one was going to help them fight the Russians. On 21 December I became a child refugee