Memphis Barker

Memphis Barker is Deputy Comment editor of the Independent

Video: The EU's refugee proposals... in theory and in practice

The approach of winter adds yet more urgency to the refugee crisis. Temperatures in Eastern Europe - which has seen a surge of asylum seekers in the past fortnight - fall well below freezing at night. More Syrians enter by the day, attempting to make it to Berlin before the cold sets in for good. 

The pain of putting yourself in your parents' shoes

I moved back in with my parents, much to their surprise, in early September. It had been obvious for some time, to me, that I would need to crash with them when the lease on my apartment ran out, but I had neglected to let them know, in so many words. 

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