Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Migrants are "storming" through the Channel Tunnel

A report on Channel 4 News this evening that migrants are "storming" through the Channel Tunnel:  http://www.channel4.com/news/dozens-of-migrants-storming-tail-backed-lorries-in-calais

A disgraceful interview with the Deputy Mayor of Calais on Radio 4's PM this afternoon in which that official effectively said he was not bothered about the migrant problem and it was for the United Kingdom to deal with (these migrants are people coming from France - are we expected to take seriously an ever-closer political union with a state whose officials behave in this way?):  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05ztfc5

But there is no doubt that the waves (floods? storms?) of migrants are not being controlled.

Let me ask all those lefties droning on about how the minimum wage is the way to ensure migration is controlled:  if the state cannot stop floods of migrants entering the country how is the state going to stop those same migrants working for rates below the minimum wage?

A flood of desperate people into the country will be followed by a flood of those same desperate people into employment in the black economy at an escalating level that must eventually make that black economy the norm.

If the illegal migrants do not respect entry documentation, why are they going to respect employment documentation?

And please do not tell me the employers will be prosecuted - the statistics demonstrate that this has not happened in the past and will not happen the future.

Therefore the minimum wage will become a fiction - an arcane and theoretical topic for discussion at left-wing seminars along with predistribution and the social construct of socialist man.

I am a Conservative not a libertarian, and I resent the way in which libertarian policies on migration (and, at a secondary level, on wage control, welfare allocation, social housing allocation etc) are being introduced by default simply through the mechanism of successive governments (all parties since 1991) choosing not to enforce the immigration laws.

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