Annie Maclean urges us to ‘think outside the box for a European-wide solution’ to the immigration crisis (14/8/15).
With respect, this is a UN crisis exacerbated by easy access to a ‘civilised’ Europe through the EU’s refusal to restore internal border controls, allowing unchecked trafficking.
Only through rigorous border controls and detention of unauthorised immigrants in processing camps can anyone begin to tackle this crisis.
Britons also have human rights.
Britain has twice the population density as France; we are an overcrowded island.
If Britain doesn’t enforce our democratic laws, then we encourage traffickers and outlaws, and foster the same anarchic destruction of our own increasingly fragile society.
Under UN Conventions, signed by 180+ nations, bona fide refugees must seek sanctuary at the first ‘safe’ country.
Those who choose to be economic migrants, or pay traffickers, are owed no right to sanctuary.
Nor is religion the problem; Christianity and Islam have lived in (relatively) peaceful harmony for 2,000 years.
It is religious zealots, malcontents, opportunists and crazed politicians who cause conflicts leading to mass exodus of innocent civilians.
Alas, history has shown the League of Nations and UN (to which the EU is party) are both incapable of pro-active resolutions to crises because they are bodies of self-interested, self-protectionist politicians!
Only the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and France have shown the resolve to take necessary independent action.
Britain must do so again, but in the false belief of ideological European political unity, both Labour and the coalition wilfully decimated and weakened our police, Border Control and armed forces whose primary duty is the defence of Britain, and under NATO, her trade routes.
The solution to economic migrants thus lies in establishing productive factories in such countries to foster international trade and wealth through which comes peaceful democracy.
Both China and Britain recognise that of Africa (and our Commonwealth), but it has never been in the interests of the US or self-protectionist EU for Africa to become a competing economic power-house and therein lies the two major unresolvable problems – political ideology and unsustainable population growth!
Barry M Jones
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