Can we really learn from History? Some people think that we should look back to how Britain responded in 1914 to a refugee crisis to better decide how to deal the current problem in the EU. It was in 1914 that refugees from Belgian came across the English Channel in boats looking for a place of safety to live.
But could we look even further back in History to see how the country has repeatedly allowed refugees in to make Britain their home.
But is it fair to compare history with the current day? No two events are ever exactly the same. As the philosopher Heraclitus said: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”