Just outside Vienna, Austria, there is a lorry parked by the side of the road
with approx 70 dead migrants in it. Police are not certain exactly how many bodies because they have decomposed and presumably turned into a sort of human soup. The smell can only be imagined. Another thing that can only be imagined is what the driver thought when he stopped to let his migrants out and discovered they had all died. Not surprisingly he did a runner and has not yet been found. He probably hasn't finished throwing up!
Also, just off the coast of Libya two boats carrying migrants have sunk
; 500 people have drowned and a couple of hundred survived. The drowned were locked in the holds below decks while the survivors, who undoubtedly paid more for the privilege, were carried above.
This is all bad news, and not just for the dead wanna-be illegals. It will engender sympathy and might open doors which should remain closed.
Europe is currently being invaded by two sorts of people: "refugees" who claim they are coming because they are unsafe in their own lands, and "economic migrants" who make no bones about the fact they are coming because they will be richer here than there.
We should reject both categories. First consider the refugees. It is a fundamental principle of asylum seeking that the seeker should travel to the nearest safe place; the optimum choice being a safe place inside their own country. The UK does not neighbour any unsafe country so any refugee trying to come here would have to pass through a safe country - which is where they should stop. All applications for asylum in the UK should be refused without further consideration. By definition there can be no valid claims.
Most economic migrants should also be refused; especially the self-selected ones who push through borders. They bring no capital, and they bring no skills we do not already have. And we do have at least five million un- or under-employed people who need jobs and could be trained to do useful work. It is senseless to import workers while we have "spare" people. Even if these pushy migrants do get jobs we will still have to support our native unemployed who will then have even less chance of getting a job.
And one suspects most of the heaving masses at Calais will never be a net asset to the country. Their mere presence imposes a cost; they occupy roads, houses, their children take school places, they and their children swell GP and dentist lists and take hospital beds. They will also take up scarce prison places because they are far more criminally inclined than the native population. In fact they are selected for criminality because they came here illegally in the first place.
That is not to say there should be no inward migration. Isolating the UK technologically and culturally from the rest of the world would be not be good. We have been isolated before, at certain times during the Middle Ages when our king had fallen out with other kings, and the quality of our architecture and art from those times is noticeably poorer than the rest of Europe. But it is not swarthy young men from the East pushing down fences who keep the UK at the cutting edge. It's Ivy Leaguers arriving on business class flights we actually need. They have capital to invest or skills to teach.
The country is bursting at the seams. There is congestion and shortage everywhere: housing, schools, medical resources, public transport. Of our (supposedly) 62 million population 8 million were born abroad. And of course many more are born of those born abroad.
And those are only the ones we can count. Illegals are by definition difficult to count. Some say we have a much higher population. Milk consumption data can be informative. The supermarkets know how much milk the average person consumes, and they know how much milk they sell, and a total population in excess of 70 million is indicated.
Much the same is true over the pond. The usually quoted number is 12 million illegals in the USA. But in her recent book ¡Adios America!
Ann Coulter calculates the true number to be between 30 and 40 million. In both the UK and USA governments really do not want the people to know the extent to which they have failed.
And talking of failed countries, consider Macedonia. They had the "Calais situation" without the benefit of twenty miles of water. They put up a fight for a few days but their border fell.
Defending the Macedonian border
Failing to defend the Macedonian border
This is what happens when you fail in the most fundamental task of a country - defending your borders. Your country gets taken by others; others who have wrecked their own countries and are now coming here to wreck ours.
Macedonian plan B is to ship the invaders as fast possible to the far side of their country (hence the free train rides) so they can be passed on to Western Europe.
So harden your hearts when you hear of migrant deaths on the roads or at sea. These people are invaders and deserve little sympathy. Individually they will tell you a tale of woe; collectively they will dispossess you of your homeland.