Yes it is, and nobody has to 'answer' anything.
Jon, if you are saying it is the "key question" then we can be certain it is NOT. We're getting to know you by now.
Is it pointless asking you any questions at all as you seem to ignore the ones that you can't find an intellectual argument for.
Let's try eh ?
What is your definition of a "refugee". Do you distinguish between a "refugee" and an "economic migrant" and would you allow them both the same hospitality in a western country or would you treat them differently.
Ladies and gentlemen of the forum-let's see if Jon dodges this question again.
I remember some people here saying that the refugees should be drowned.
They should not be drowned but we need to establish whether they are refugees or migrants and that should not be done on western soil as we simply don't eject anyone who can't prove their identity or reason for the journey.
I think Australia patrols their own waters with gun boats and sends any boats back to where they came from. We should definitely do this. We could set up and even fund a refugee admissions centre in North Africa and allow the genuine cases to come over legally.