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Syria Civil War Brilliantly Explained In Pub Fight Analogy By Emlyn Pearce

08/02/2016 13:52 GMT | Updated 08/02/2016 19:59 GMT

The situation is Syria is massively complex - numerous sides fighting each other for a myriad of different causes with civilians caught helplessly in the middle.

Muddying the situation even further are the international actors intervening all with their own geo-political agendas.

One huge, very visible and very divisive symptom of all this is the current refugee crisis across Europe.

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Syrians ride a motorbike past a collapsed building in the town of Talbisseh in the Homs province

And a familiar refrain amongst those opposed to Britain taking in those fleeing is: "Why don't they stay and fight?"

Luckily blogger Emlyn Pearce is on hand with this excellent pub analogy to try and make things more relatable.

So a lot of British people seem to be wondering why refugees don't stay in their own countries and take up arms to...

Posted by Emlyn Pearce on Sunday, February 7, 2016

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The chart above shows the the origin countries of the 19,196 people who claimed asylum in the UK from January to July of 2015.

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