ANGRY. Inhuman. Horrible. Angry.
It was as if yesterday’s opponents of the government fought over the most hysterical criticism of Boris Johnson’s plan Channel Boat migrants fly to Rwanda if they are not entitled to asylum in the UK.
The BBC turned everything on its head – treating the idea like crazy, just as it sneered at Brexit and the public’s desire to take back control.
What the Prime Minister’s critics didn’t have was a viable alternative – aside from throwing our arms in the air and opening our borders to just about anyone who wants to come here.
The British people are compassionate to those in need, as evidenced by the response to humanitarian crises in Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Ukraine.
But they don’t want that kindness, which is abused by economic migrants with false stories about escaping persecution.
That is precisely the problem the prime minister’s plan seeks to address.
It will mainly apply to single men and – if it keeps them from risking a dangerous journey in dinghies across the Channel – it will also save lives.
There is nothing “kind” or “humane” about not at least trying to dismantle a human trafficking that has already resulted in dozens of tragic drownings.
While recent policy is sound – it also includes a dedicated asylum processing center in Yorkshire and the mobilization of the Navy to patrol our waters – its successful implementation is another matter.
The Home Office is a terrible, incompetent mess — and politically motivated human rights lawyers are already lining up to get a pop.
The prime minister has to drive politics personally.
Speaking of lawyers, Sir Keir Starmer was in typical bluster fashion yesterday, suggesting that instead of the offshoring plan we should instead turn to France for help – something that has been tried many times before without success.
As with so many other issues, Sir Keir is likely to find his views very comfortable with loud left-wing campaign groups – but they are desperately out of touch with the quiet, well-fed majority.
HELL OF A STRIKE
IF Ukraine’s war with Russia is a battle between David and Goliath, then the blow to the Flagship of the Moscow River is a stone catapulted square in front of Vladimir Putin’s face.
The sinking of the jewel of the Russian Navy after extensive damage from Ukrainian missiles is both of strategic importance and a symbolic humiliation for the Russian despot.
Ukraine’s militants – aided by UK arms shipments – continue to pull off miracle after miracle.
We must arm them to the teeth against the Putin regime, which has already featured British prisoner Aiden Aslin on Russian television.
Putin’s malice knows no bounds.
Our support for Ukraine must also have no limits.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5129308/boris-johnsons-migrants-rwanda-critics/ Home office is a terrible, incompetent mess