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Gavan Reilly tweetz:

Meanwhile: the European Parliament has rejected a resolution asking member states to step up search-and-rescue for refugees in the Mediterranean.

Fine Gael’s four MEPs voted against; it lost by two.

Watch the vote result emerge – to applause – here

MEPs reject migrant rescue resolution (EU Observer)

Previously: ‘Our Naval Service Is Part Of It’

Into Harm’s Way

UDPATE:

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan has tweeted:

Sad, sad day for me. An MEP vote around supporting the rescue of drowning migrants in the Mediterranean has been defeated.

How did the Irish MEPs vote?

Myself + Ciarán Cuffe voted for the motion…along Anderson, Carthy, Flanagan and Wallace.

All 4 FINE GAEL voted AGAINST.

I do not think FG was motivated by racism, heartlessness or anything like it.

Their group argued that rescue efforts act as a ‘pull factor’.

We in @GreensEFA do not agree, but we need to work together on a better outcome for those affected. Hateful language has no place in this.

This afternoon.

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy in the irish Corner with,  back row, from left: Mick, Clare and Ming.

In fairness.

Will jailed and exiled Catalan MEPs ever get to sit in EU chamber? (Catalan News)

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