Desperate people are swarming out of Africa and struggling to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe — many are dying in the hazardous crossing. The Italians have been over-extended, trying to rescue these people, and now the UK has decided not to support search and rescue operations in the area.
The British refusal comes as the official Italian sea and rescue operation, Mare Nostrum, is due to end this week after contributing over the past 12 months to the rescue of an estimated 150,000 people since the Lampedusa tragedies in which 500 migrants died in October 2013.
The Italian operation will now end without a similar European search and rescue operation to replace it. The Italian authorities have said their operation, which involves a significant part of the Italian navy, is unsustainable. Despite its best efforts, more than 2,500 people are known to have drowned or gone missing in the Mediterranean since the start of the year.
This is tragic. These are human beings — desperate, ambitious human beings who aspire to a better life. Yet apparently some people want to treat them as cockroaches.
I had never heard of Katie Hopkins before, but here is my introduction to this terrible woman.
Read her column on page 11 of yesterday’s Sun.
Rescue boats? I’d use gunships to stop migrants. That was The Sun’s headline, written apparently without concern.
She then refers to migrants in Calais who try to board trucks heading to Britain asa plague of feral humans.
She proposes an Australian approach to migrants on boats.They threaten them with violence until they bugger off, throwing cans of Castlemaine in an Aussie version of sharia stoning.
She says we don’t need Save the Childrenencouragingmigrants to make the journey.What we need are gunships sending these boats back to their own country.
Alright, who cloned Ann Coulter?
This must be Awful Britons Day. Take it away, Nigel Farage!
Prime Minister David Cameron’s bombing of Libya has "directly caused" migrant disasters in the Mediterranean Sea, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said.
His comments came as hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized.
Mr Farage told the BBC he did not have a "problem" offering refugee status to "some Christians from those countries".
I wonder what he thinks of certain noisy atheists who have been trumpeting the UKIP cause?