Tuesday, 16 June 2015
The African Continent’s Lost Generation
Last week HMS Bulwark was sent to the Mediterranean to rescue migrants from boats which had set sail from the African continent. I use the words ‘set sail’ loosely as many of the photographs show that these vessels aren’t fit to sail around a pond, far less the open seas.
Now those rescued are protesting because they can’t gain entry to France at the Italian-French border. The French have decided enough’s enough and closed the border and the migrants aren’t happy. The picture shows just how aware these migrants are of their rights.
In recent months several articles have stated these migrants are fleeing poverty or life threatening situations, but have a desire to reach Germany, Sweden or the UK. Many have paid people traffickers up to £10,000 to reach the shores of Europe in the hope that the streets of these cities are paved with gold. There must be gold in it somewhere for them because they keep coming.
It’s noticeable that most of the migrants are young, healthy men who will have left behind families in their own countries, therefore depriving their own country of a quickly diminishing male generation.
During a discussion with a German chap the other week about this migrant problem, he said it was a humanitarian one and the EU has to stand up to the plate and help these people. I disagree. What we’re doing is encouraging more and more people traffickers who now know they can herd numerous humans into anything that resembles a boat and point them north to Europe. They’re confident that as soon as the vessels leave the African continent then their clients will be rescued by Europeans and taken to the nearest European country, usually Italy.
If these migrants can afford to pay people traffickers, why can’t they afford to apply for entry via the official channels, instead of discarding their passports and pleading asylum?
We’re a tolerant society but the migration issue is now uncontrollable, yet our political masters ignore it.
Almost one in three of England’s primary school children is from an ethnic minority and one in five speaks English as a second language. When does the quest for diversity become stupidity? It’s impossible for so many people to integrate successfully into live in the UK in a short space of time.
The Calais problem continues and I thank my lucky stars that I wasn’t on that coach. Where were the French police? The answer is nowhere, because France doesn’t want these people and are content to allow them to destroy transport businesses and put the average traveller in fear of their lives.
We need to deploy our army at our borders to show that criminal behaviour will not be tolerated. We also need to introduce the Australian system which has discouraged migrants from attempting to enter that country by sea.
Lastly, but by no means least, when these migrants enter Britain illegally they must be held in a secure area until they’re sent back to their country of origin. Currently most are allowed bail if they’re charged with illegal entry. I’m informed that is the most difficult aspect of deportation because many lie and say they’re from war torn zones and checking their statements is an arduous, and sometimes unproductive, task.
The lefties won’t like this suggestion. Then again they give little thought to the countries which are losing a generation of young men.