The Calais Farce

It was reported a few days ago that a large number of illegals tried to storm their way onto a Britain bound cross-channel ferry in Calais northern France. Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais even had the nerve to suggest that Britain must help to pay the €10m needed to control these people. She even threatened to shut down the port among other things if the town didn’t receive financial help from Britain.

Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais

Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais

Bouchart criticised British immigration policy as creating an “Eldorado” that immigrants wanted to reach via France. I certainly have to agree with the Eldorado bit, and we can thank Tony Blair and the previous Labour government for that.

According to the local police there are now between 1,200 and 1,300 migrants in Calais, mostly from east Africa. There have been a number of confrontations around the port in August.

But her demands seem a little odd to me, for if they are on French soil then surely it is a French problem.

Migrant Riot In Calais

Migrant Riot In Calais

For years the French government has done little to dissuade immigrants moving across France for they are only a temporary hindrance. The reason is they all want to get to Britain and sample the free handouts they receive once here.

When the port of Calais is overrun with these people it has nothing whatsoever to do with Britain, it is a French problem. In effect, the French are making the immigration problem worse by not taking enough of the right action, just because these people are transients.

Caught Hiding In A Truck

Caught Hiding In A Truck

It is true that this is a problem for the Calais authorities, but sending around 7,000 back to where they came from is not enough, for they should be sending them all back where they started, then the flow will stop because these people will realize they are not getting to Britain via Calais.

None of the worst hit European countries want more immigrants, for most have too many already, but so far as the U.K. is concerned, Calais and the French authorities are aiding and abetting these people by allowing them to stay there. These immigrants are causing a lot of problems for the town , but then it is up to the French government to take the necessary measures. Britain cannot send them back because they are still on French soil.

African Drought

African Drought

I believe this is but the tip of the iceberg, for as climate change tightens its grip on our world, in ten or fifteen years Europe will be flooded with people fleeing the death and starvation in Africa. Not only that, but if the turmoil continues in the Middle East there will be even more refugees to cope with.

I am well aware that most people scoff at the idea of climate change, but the tracts of land in places like Africa that can no longer sustain human life are getting bigger year on year. Then you need to ask yourself, where will all those people go – you got it, the land of milk and honey – Europe.

Europe is only so big, and the land can only sustain a given number of people, once we cross that threshold all hell will break loose. Is this what we want for our children?

Roy.

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