Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I hesitate to use the expression "a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre"

Twice on the the Andrew Marr Show last Sunday the Home Secretary Theresa May was asked if she would order that every car and lorry coming through the Channel Tunnel be searched for illegal migrants http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080bbs

Twice the Home Secretary side-stepped the question.

Perhaps she could advise us what ratio of the thousands of mostly Muslim illegals clamouring to get into the United Kingdom will go on to become "radicalised" and subsequently commit an act of terror?

The ratio is tiny of course.  Perhaps one in a thousand, perhaps one in five thousand, perhaps one in ten thousand.  But given the many hundreds of thousands of immigrants that are coming into the country, there can be little doubt that potential terrorists are coming in.

I hesitate to use the expression "a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre".

But politicians (all parties) need to be aware that their Government / Shadow Bench will not survive an incident in the United Kingdom on the scale of Sousse.

Individual politicians and commentators (the smoothly hypocritial Matthew Parris, the agitated David Aaronovitch, the gobby Yasmin Alibhai-Brown) mouthing off on the rights of refugees and how there is no such thing as illegal people also need to be aware that they will not escape the blame for a Sousse-style incident, and this blame will probably be loaded onto them in a tangible form (broken windows, careers ended, abuse and worse thrown at them in the streets).

So perhaps the Home Office can look again at stopping and searching EVERY vehicle coming through the Tunnel and off the ferries.  Yes it will be disruptive, but it will disrupt imports coming into the country, so on the whole it will not affect the economy.  And if it saves even one life it is worth doing.

And can we please look carefully at the numbers of visas being given out in Muslim countries and start scaling them back (dramatically please) while Muslim people are committing acts of terror around the world.

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