Britain is now getting "boat people" too

Australia and Britain are both surronded by seas, which is a substantial barrier against illegal immigration.  The barriers concerned beat Mr Trump's wall by a mile.

But for years various mainly Muslim illegals streamed into Australia by boat and were generally referred to as "boat people".  Australia put up with that for a while but the Australian navy  now intercepts the boats and sends the would-be migrants back whence they came.

So it is ironic that Britain too is now receiving illegal immigrants by boat.  The Royal Navy is a formidable force so with a bit of political will Britain's boat people could be stopped too

British interior minister Sajid Javid says the fast-growing number of would-be immigrants crossing the English Channel from France in dinghies is a "major incident".

Nearly 70 people have been intercepted in the past three days as they try to reach England by crossing one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

Javid is also seeking an urgent call with his French counterpart over the weekend, his ministry said.

"He has insisted the Home Office treat the situation as a major incident and has ... asked for daily updates," it said in a statement on Friday.

It added that Javid wants to ensure everything possible is being done to deter migrants from attempting the dangerous crossing, "amid concern that it is only a matter of time before people lose their lives".

The Member of Parliament for Dover on England's southeast coast, Charlie Elphicke, has called for more government funding to deal with the arrivals and the Home Office said Javid has asked border officials to look at options for bringing in extra patrol ships.


1 comment:

  1. At interception, there will be a short message delivered to the boat people in a language which they can understand.

    Dear welfare seekers,

    We simply do not have enough money to make you and the others dependent on our limited free money, which of course really is not free. You see, we wish you well. Yes, we do not wish you the free money effect and ruin that is hell. If you on the other hand want to give us something for free you are welcome to do so, and we will give it back to you as a token of good will before you travel back and hopefully do what is good for your country.

    I would like to let an inspirational quote by St. Augustine be known.

    The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let loose, it will defend itself.

    Almost done, have patience, it is the companion of wisdom. Now, I would like to end on a personal note, more of the same really, quoting the chap I mentioned earlier, edited for clarity.

    People hate the truth for the sake of whatever it is they desire more than the truth.

    They fancy truth when it shines warmly on them, and hates it when it rebukes them.


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