MANY leftists would open our borders to everyone, legal or not.
This makes them feel warm, diverse and inclusive.
They think grinning boys climbing triumphantly from inflatable boats from France are “refugees.”
Skeptics are “racist”.
We commend Keir Starmer for challenging such infantile, deluded extremism.
It is, as he says, as “un-British” as wanting to close our borders, even to those in real need.
It’s also good to see that, after years of blindly resisting Conservative efforts to solve the small boat crisis, Labor is finally putting forward its alternative.
Unfortunately it’s pretty bleak.
A completely theoretical new deal with the EU would see them take back our illegal immigrants while somehow allowing our police officers to patrol French soil to arrest the smugglers.
In return, a high percentage of illegal immigrants from the EU would inevitably be forced upon us.
In doing so, Starmer would give Brussels enormous influence to dictate the level of immigration to the UK, regardless of Brexit.
We would almost certainly take in MORE than is currently being received.
Only Labor Remainers in the Westminster cocoon could have imagined that the small boat crisis was just a consequence of migrants in danger in the Channel.
Voters’ main objection is that hundreds of people are fraudulently sneaking into Britain every day, costing us billions.
They want it stopped, not increased.
But there would be no Rwanda program.
No ban on asylum for illegal immigrants.
Labor would give perhaps 100,000 people a year a new life, their reward for sneaking into the EU illegally. . . and a gold-embossed invitation to others.
It is a twisted fantasy born of desperation because, as our National Crime Agency admits, the only truly effective remedy is deterrence and Starmer simply cannot stand it.
However, we must not overlook the chaos over which the Tories reign: hotels are overcrowded, a barge is empty, asylum applications are being approved without success.
The contractions could definitely make things worse. . . Although it’s hard to imagine.
Down the train
Imagine this sales pitch for HS2: “We want to extend the rail line from the outskirts of west London to Birmingham, but no further.” That will take 20 years and cost £70 billion.”
There would have been laughter from the room.
But there it looks like this rolling disaster is happening now.
The Sun knew it would be a huge money pit – an instant white elephant in the age of video conferencing and AI.
Scrapping could save billions more.
They could finance tax cuts.
Do it, Rishi. Cut our losses.
WE have had to endure a lot of living expenses. But shrunken Jaffas?
To secretly save the food giants a few bucks?
Come on, McVitie’s. That’s bad.