Something Fishy Here…

So, yesterday the progressive press was banging the drum for Open Borders, with the ‘Indy’ and the ‘Guardian’ focusing on the ‘plight’ of the Calais camp.

But the ‘Guardian’ slipped up:

How you can help
Money, donations and volunteers are needed at the camp at Calais, but certain supplies are needed more than others – key items required are listed here.• Donate money and food to Calais Kitchens, which delivers food packages to the camp, and to Refugee Community Kitchen, which provides hot food daily

• Help fund the work of Help Refugee, which has provided food and clothes for the camp for the past year, or volunteer in its Calais warehouse. (Do keep trying as the website may be slow at times.) If you are planning to bring donations to the camp, email calaisdonations@gmail.com for advice on what to bring and how to pack donations.

• Support the campaigning work of Citizens UK, lobbying to bring unaccompanied refugee children to the UK.

• Donate to the Women’s and Children’s bus, supporting the smaller number of families with young children in the camp, and helping work with the smallest unaccompanied children, some as young as eight.

Volunteer to collect litter and help clean the camp, which is vital to stop rat infestations.

Even for the die-hard guardianistas, this last one was a bit much to swallow. Many of them pointed out that a camp full of young, fit men could clean up after its own damn self!

6 comments for “Something Fishy Here…

  1. Ed P
    September 3, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I’d rather welcome the rats to Britain than some of the medievalists in the camp.

    • September 4, 2016 at 7:48 am

      Me too.

      • Hereward Unbowed.
        September 4, 2016 at 2:57 pm

        Have guess who is emboldening these nutters, to helping them, providing the strategies and baseball bats?

        Probably, because of their UK charidee affiliation and status, laughing all the way to the bank and stirring up chaos in Calais – on the UK taxpayer ticket.

        Wot’s not to fucking like about that – eh?

  2. graham wood
    September 3, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    “Money, donations and volunteers are needed at the camp at Calais.” Yes, I’m sure they are, and for ad infinitum for good measure.
    I would not criticise the good work done by Calais Kitchens, or especially moves to bring unaccompanied children to the UK, for the latter are genuine refugees, but that is a separate problem in the camp and need to be remedied quickly.

    However, I too see something ‘fishy’ here, for notwithstanding the efforts of voluntary organisations to relieve the worst of the problems at the camp, one must note that such contributions will only establish the camp itself and the plight of the migrants as a permanent feature, and one about which the French authorities seem quite content to do very little or nothing. In my view that is intolerable for all concerned, especially for the minority of genuine refugees there, as opposed to the majority of economic migrants. who should be given asylum in France, or elsewhere on the Continent where they first arrived in accordance with the agreed rules.
    Meanwhile the “population” of the town of Calais itself grows by the day to the extent that local people are faced with increasingly offensive affronts to their normal lives, insults and sometimes worse from young male immigrants so that their very way of life is threatened and daily living becomes more intolerable as a result.
    Time to pass the “problems” back to the French and for them to exercise their responsibility.

  3. September 3, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    The fault lies squarely with the EU and Hollande himself. He could end that camp by next week.

  4. Lord T
    September 3, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Why should we care. Let the idiots fund it with their own cash. While it stays in Calais it will be a drain on their resources and time and keep them and the rats out of our way.

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