Phoebe me duck, you have a bite!
WotW, I have no desire to cross swords with you, I`m sure you are a very nice man but your comment grates.PG: I agree with your 3rd paragraph, that yes, most are economic migrants. History is full of such migrations worldwide! Thats reality. And it will continue: increasingly so. I emphasise this inevitability as climate change accelerates population displacements.
But you say/think it "would be easy to stop/deter crossings...." Not so I think.
Perhaps in the days of UK "Gunboat supremacy," the UK, or rather England, like other colonising nations, (Spain, France, Portugal, etc) enforcing domination by force, could behave with impunity against weaker nations. In fact the UK has been long term involved in economic migration, by enforced colonisation and slavery.
But times have changed. The UK government, despite its alleged "freedoms" of Brexit, remains inexorably entwined in the mutual obligations of our interconnected world and the threads of interdependence and cooperation with our neighbours, but no longer possesses much "clout" in terms of enforcement of its aspirations.
Brexit has weakened UK 's ability to sit at international tables where vital decisions concerning cooperative living internationally are discussed and resolved.
The drawbridges protecting former "strongholds " were eventually surpassed, as will those who now choose to seek the isolation of a perceived glorious past, including the UK.
But some people say that post Brexit Britain is a shoite hole, and they were better off in the EU, so kindly tell me what the attraction is to the many migrants still wanting to come here, perhaps the anti-Brexiteers should be on French soil advising the economic migrants to turn back because we're destined to be doomedI dont give a shoite where people come from, what colour face they have, what religion they may or not follow etc etc, all human beings have the right to aspire to a better life.
I completely understand we now live in Post Brexit Britain where to say such things is completely frowned upon but it remains the truth.
The irony of all this is that as members of the EU there were agreements in place that France would hold these people in camps to prevent them entering Britain, they now have no incentive to do so hence what was a trickle of migrants making it over has now increased quite dramatically.
"Taking back control of our borders," didnt they say?
Har de har, Brexit eh?
You put it in the hands of entirely the wrong people.
Perhaps you and PG should read those links I posted earlier Dave, they explain much.But some people say that post Brexit Britain is a shoite hole, and they were better off in the EU, so kindly tell me what the attraction is to the many migrants still wanting to come here, perhaps the anti-Brexiteers should be on French soil advising the economic migrants to turn back because we're destined to be doomed
I think the clue is in the word 'everything'Dave: you write, with respect to the very relevant info provided by NNK " so I don't have time to read everything....etc"
Would it be correct then to say that any views you put forward concerning migrants and politics are poorly informed?
You, and of course each of us as individuals are perfectly entitled to our opinions. But I'd like to think that those of us making comment or proposals on such issues should seek to properly inform ourselves as much as possible.