The Migrant Crisis: The UK Is Trying To Have Its Cake And Eat It Too

Yesterday I wrote about the use of the word “swarm” in relation to the situation at Calais.

Here’s a great piece on the cynical hand the UK is playing

Michael Ingle - Interesting Times

The migrant crisis in Calais has assumed tragic proportions, with several of the people trying to enter the UK having lost their lives in the process.  Attempts by politicians in the UK and France to solve the crisis have so far been fruitless, and David Cameron’s increasing frustration has led him to describe migrants camped in Calais as a ‘swarm’.  Appropriate terminology for a zoo, but far from appropriate for thousands of migrants who are so desperate to reach the UK that many of them are prepared to risk their lives.

The irony of the UK’s position

The position of the UK in this crisis is very ironic.  Calais is by far the most important sea crossing between the UK and the continent.  Our economy depends on it for the transport of huge quantities of exports and imports.  Millions of British residents use it to travel to France and other…

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