Deal with France over migrant boats is worthless

Boat people: more than 40,000 people like these have crossed the Channel in 2022. Rather than work with their countries of origin to encourage them not to come, the Tories are paying France a small fortune to police the borders we still don’t control after Brexit.

This Writer had great difficulty in getting motivated to write about Suella Braverman’s much-trumpeted deal with France to stop refugees, asylum-seekers and, yes, the occasional economic migrant coming to the UK by illegal means.

An extra £8 million to fund 350 more personnel to stop the boats coming across isn’t going to do much good, in my opinion.

The boats – and the people in them – are just a symptom, you see. The problem is conditions in their various countries of origin that encourage them to try to travel to the UK in the first place. There is nothing intended to tackle that in Braverman’s deal – and that’s why it is pointless.

Meanwhile, critics have been quick to point out its other drawback: after the Tories touted Brexit as being about “taking back control” of our borders, we are now paying a foreign country a small fortune to control our borders for us.

And our government is about to announce new heights of taxation to make us pay for it. Did you ever get the feeling you’ve been had?

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1 thought on “Deal with France over migrant boats is worthless

  1. Hecuba

    Fascist tories can magically ‘find £8 million’ of our public money in order to give it to the French government but this self same fascist tory dictatorship claims ‘we will all have to pay more in taxes!’ £8 million would immediately alleviate the NHS nurses and staff who continue to be denied their rightful pay increases, but why pay disposable NHS nurses when the money can be wasted on worthless platitudes!

    Fascist Suella Braverman is puppet of the fascist tory boys and her stupid ideas won’t make any difference because the fascist tories refuse to address the real issue which is decades of UK government interference in other countries and always resulting in war!

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