With the tea kettle boiling, and about 12 men lounging on battered bits of cushion and blankets in one such slum, in Tangier, they quiz me: “Why are Europeans so determined to keep us out?” I give them the brutal truth: because a lot of poor white people think you are coming to steal their jobs, reduce their wages and destroy their culture.

The men look puzzled. Ibrahim says: “But they came to my country. And they support the president, the asshole who is destroying it and making it impossible for us to live there.” The men acknowledge the racism they will face if they get to Europe, but say it’s worse here.

Source: Paul Mason ‘The EU is ignoring the human rights abuses behind Morocco’s razor wire’ in today’s Guardian. See more: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/02/eu-ignoring-rights-abuses-morocco