Time to get a grip on the situation in English Channel
IF ever you wanted to listen to a load of political claptrap, then nowhere better could you search than among the euphemistic ramblings of Sajid Javid, home secretary, with respect to the government’s embarrassment over the migrants pouring into Kent. For he highlights the dangers faced by these migrants in crossing the channel, particularly since there are very busy shipping lanes; in his words, saving lives.
Well the people of Dover and Folkestone, in the main, seem to be rather at variance since they are fed up with these unknown quantities from Iran and so on dumping themselves on their doorsteps. And what’s more, the local conservative MP seems to be so aware of these local frustrations that I reckon he fears for his seat.
Some of those risking the crossing, though I imagine very few, will be seeking asylum for genuine reasons whilst the majority I assume will be an unknown quantity of economic migrants.
For goodness sake we have” thousands of our own” homeless on the streets, and actually dying in these circumstances. So how is it we can so readily feed and home, even temporarily, these foreigners? Charity begins at home. No wonder the electorate at large are so disillusioned with Westminster.
Finally, we know the so called soft touch brigade will be up in arms at such comments, but they seem to show an almost totally disregard for the money factor yet all we have heard from the government in recent years is austerity in terms of cuts, cuts and more cuts. For goodness sake get a hold on these channel crossings and cut them! David Abbott Stoke Golding