Tag: United Kingdom
Patrick COCKBURN I was in Baghdad in 1998 during US airstrikes, watching missiles explode in great flashes of light as they hit their targets. There was some ineffectual anti-aircraft fire, the only result of which was pieces of shrapnel falling from the sky and making it dangerous […]
Deceiving the public can be essential to the people who hold the real power. But, how long can it continue to succeed?
The current UK system for processing asylum seekers is already fraught with problems, but the crackpot proposals just mentioned will have costs detrimental to the environment (big ships such as ferries are major sources of pollution) as well as being a huge drain on the public purse—maintaining a refugee camp on a tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic, or Moldova (which hasn’t as yet been consulted), or PNG, will cost much more than processing asylum applications in a humane way in the UK.
What the real people need is support and guidance from a considerate and responsible government. They won’t get it; and all we can do is pity them.