Well, If They Are Genuinely ‘Fleeing Persecution’, They Won’t Complain, Will They?

Hundreds of asylum seekers who made it across the Channel in the early autumn were detained in “wholly unacceptable” conditions in a freight shed with nowhere to sleep other than a concrete floor, an official report has revealed.

I can see my nonplussed face being wheeled out again…

“Many had had long and arduous journeys … some had not eaten for very long periods and were hungry. Detainees gestured to us that they were hungry by pointing to their open mouths,” said the prison inspectors following visits undertaken in September and October.

That they had ‘long and arduous journeys’ isn’t the fault of the UK authorities, nor is it something we should feel rushed into remedying.

Who authorised this whinging report, and why has it not been thrown in the bin, where it deserved to be?

While the vast majority were held for under 12 hours, the longest single period of detention involved an unaccompanied child who was held in the shed for 21 hours 25 minutes.

Less than a full day. That’s what they are bitching about? When they are illegal immigrants by any measure of the term?

They were trying to enter Britain without being detected, either hidden in vehicles on the ferries to Dover, in the Channel tunnel or on freight trains arriving in Folkestone.

We owe these people nothing. They are coming into the country from an EU nation. If they want asylum, that’s where they should apply for it. Not here.

But the government isn’t listening, and is simply trying to shift the blame, and the burden of protecting our borders, to the victims of this wave of illegal immigration – the transport companies:

Home Office ministers announced a consultation on Monday to extend an existing civil penalty regime on lorries found with clandestine migrants to rail operators and freight wagons to encourage transport companies to invest in high-quality security measures.

I’m not one for strikes, but if the haulage companies decided to stop all travel through the Tunnel until the UK government accepted its responsibility to prevent illegal immigration, I’d be behind them 1000%…

10 comments for “Well, If They Are Genuinely ‘Fleeing Persecution’, They Won’t Complain, Will They?

  1. Mudplugger
    March 16, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Even better, if the haulage companies were to strike, than all the mainland EU’s governments would soon remember that those trucks are carrying twice as much into Britain than out of it, so those countries have a vested interest in taking up their full responsibilities for processing all so-called ‘asylum seekers’ at their point of entry.
    As the French, Italian and German factories ground to a halt and all that fresh export produce started to rot in the fields and farms of rural Europe, they’d soon get that important message.
    And as a useful side-benefit, it would also emphasise what an easy market they all risk losing when we vote for Brexit, so the subsequent free-trade deal would be almost instantaneous.
    Go for it, truckers.

  2. wiggia
    March 16, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I believe the figure quoted elswhere for the year was over 4500, which begs the question of how good our border security is and how many illegals will be sent back, did I hear laughing at the back.

    • March 20, 2016 at 6:55 am

      I think we know just how good our border security is, don’t we?

  3. March 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    As I remember, IG Farben manufactures suitable disinfectant to clean the mess resultant from the cess-pit exodus which has landed, unwelcomed and unwanted, upon our shores.

  4. Ed P
    March 16, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    If the haulage companies are being penalised for the border control mobsters’ failing, they could pass every lorry through an enclosure filled with nitrogen for about ten minutes.
    As soon as it became known to the gimmegrants that they’d be asphyxiated at Dover the majority would stop climbing into the lorries. Job done!

    • ivan
      March 17, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thanks for the nitrogen idea it is better than mine of using a vacuum chamber to get the same results.

    • Mudplugger
      March 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Irradiation would be quicker – 10 minutes per truck is too much to waste on them, a few seconds of a nuclear zapper should do it (but let the Yorkie-man get out first).

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  5. Monty
    March 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I spent a 16 hour stretch from Sunday noon, to the early hours of Monday morning, in a situation in which I had nowhere to sit down, nothing to eat, and no access to a drink of water. Throughout that time I had little or no information on what was going on.
    I wasn’t in a camp, I was in a brand new NHS hospital accompanying a frail elderly friend as she was “processed” through the hospital admissions procedure. For most of that time, she was lying on a gurney, with only me in attendance to keep an eye on her.
    That’s what we do to our own folk. So no sympathy here for foreign interlopers trying to batter our doors down.

    • March 20, 2016 at 6:57 am

      It’s appalling that there are people clamouring for these false asylum seekers to be added to a country that clearly cannot cope with existing demand.. :/

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