MANY on the Left would fling our borders open to all-comers, legal or not.
It makes them feel warm, diverse and inclusive.
Under Sir Keir Starmer’s new ‘refugee’ plan, we would almost certainly take in MORE migrants than currently arrive[/caption]
They think smirking lads clambering triumphantly off dinghies from France are “refugees”.
Sceptics are “racist”.
It’s as “un-British”, as he says, as wanting our borders closed, even to those genuinely in need.
It is, sadly, pretty dismal.
Inevitably we, in return, would have a hefty percentage of the EU’s illegal migrants forced on us.
We would almost certainly take in MORE than currently arrive.
Only Labour Remainers in the Westminster cocoon could imagine that the small boats crisis is solely one of migrants being in peril in the Channel.
Voters’ main objection is that hundreds are cheating their way into Britain every day, costing us billions.
They want it stopped, not increased.
But there would be no Rwanda scheme.
No asylum ban on illicit arrivals.
Labour would grant a new life to maybe 100,000 a year, their reward for sneaking illegally into the EU . . . and a gold-embossed invitation to others.
It is a convoluted fantasy hatched out of desperation because the only truly effective remedy, as our National Crime Agency concedes, is a deterrent and Starmer simply cannot stomach that.
Let us not overlook, though, the chaos the Tories are presiding over: Hotels overflowing, a barge empty, asylum claims with zero merit rubber-stamped.
Labour might well make that worse . . . hard though that is to imagine.
Down the train
IMAGINE this sales pitch for HS2: “We wish to upgrade the rail line from the West London outskirts to Birmingham but no further. This will take us 20 years and cost £70billion.”
It would have been laughed out of the room.
The Sun knew it would be a vast money-pit — an instant white elephant in an age of video-conferencing and AI.
They could fund tax cuts.
Do it, Rishi. Cut our losses.
WE have endured many cost-of-living hardships. But shrunken Jaffas?
Come off it, McVitie’s. That’s crummy.
September 15, 2023 at 03:24AM
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