Sort out this influx
For years, the liberal orthodoxy was that migrants crossing the Channel were consistently desperate innocents escaping persecution and death.
Anyone who challenged that assumption was immediately shot down as heartless and racist.
It was an orthodoxy – like so much of the dangerous groupthink currently tearing our public services apart – that quashed debate while doing precious little to address the issue.
Now we are in a full blown border crisis with already over 18,000 crossings this year and up to 700 people boarding small boats to get here every day.
It is undeniable that some of those who travel tens of thousands of miles to Dunkirk and Calais paying the gangs in hopes of reaching Britain do so at enormous risk and out of desperation to escape conflict and terror.
But a leaked report by Britain’s Defense Intelligence Agency shows that migrants from war-torn countries like Syria and Iraq are in fact a minority.
Instead, many Albanians use links to organized crime to smuggle in illegally.
Undoubtedly, downtown Tirana is a poverty-stricken and tough place to live, and the UK’s big cities will be a rosier economic alternative – despite the Bank of England’s efforts to plunge us into recession.
But why on earth should we accept that? Britain is a tolerant nation, ready to offer support to those who need it.
It is a scandal that 25,000 genuine refugees who fled the murderous Taliban regime in Afghanistan are trapped in cramped hotel rooms in overcrowded British cities, unable to live or work freely.
Meanwhile, our border forces and Royal Navy are hauling young Albanian men out of rubber boats and handing them blankets, Domino’s pizzas and putting them on free buses to London.
Priti Patel’s Rwanda policy can’t come soon enough.
We must hope that whoever becomes prime minister has the courage to make it work.
hose to blame?
For two years during the pandemic, ministers came over the airwaves telling us what to do.
We had to accept a lot of that because Covid was a serious disease and people were dying.
Yet the government seems to remain addicted to controlling our social behavior.
Environment Secretary George Eustice is the latest to call for nationwide hosepipe bans yesterday, citing hot weather and drought conditions, and ordering water companies to fine us up to £1,000 for improper use.
How about he fine these companies for the billions of liters they waste collectively each year while making hundreds of millions of pounds in profit?
It’s easier to chase the little people though, isn’t it?
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5950168/prime-minister-make-rwanda-policy-work/ We must hope that whoever becomes prime minister has the courage to make Rwanda policy work