Why Cameron's Brexit warnings won't wash with a nation who saw off the Luftwaffe
The Prime Minister's horror stories about an influx of illegal migrants if we leave Europe are just scare tactics - Margaret Thatcher wouldn't put up with this farce
David Cameron warns that, should we leave the EU, camps of illegal migrants will spring up at Dover because the French will no longer let UK officials make immigration checks at Calais.
Surely our Prime Minister must be dimly aware that it was the men and women of these isles who saw off the Luftwaffe? Does he really believe that, in just 70 years, we have become such world-class wusses that we are unable to keep out 7,000 Moroccans with a dog on a rope?
If he does believe that, let me politely suggest that he is in the wrong job. Defeatism is not a good look for a Prime Minister.
Consider the attitude of Australia, to take just one example of a country that knows how to protect its borders. Turn up in Oz without the correct visa and you will be returned to the point of departure, at the carrier’s cost, faster than you can say “Strewth, mate”.
Aware that the public is deeply underwhelmed by the Prime Minister’s EU renegotiation – “he asked for nothing and he got nothing” was one damning verdict – in a Corporal Jones-style panic he has launched “Project Fear”: scare the British people into staying in the EU by making us feel we will be dangerously isolated in an unsafe world.
Isn’t the opposite true? Only this week we saw how the UK is powerless to kick out the Moroccan daughter-in-law of Abu Hamza, who was jailed in 2012 for trying to smuggle a Sim card to that terrorist in Belmarsh prison. The European Court of Justice says that, “in principle”, the woman’s deportation would deprive her son, a British citizen, of the “right to a family life”.
Mr Hamza was hellbent on depriving British citizens of a family life. By blowing them up. Yet, according to EU law chiefs, our right to not get murdered by Islamist lunatics is trumped by any foreign criminal with a child born within the EU. How safe does that make you feel?
It seems that there are “exceptional circumstances” in which the Home Secretary could deport a foreign criminal with a child who is an EU citizen, and the EU court will have a little think and a double espresso and let Great Britain know when that might be. Merci beaucoup!
Can you imagine Margaret Thatcher’s reaction to this mortifying farce which puts the safety of the British people beneath the rights of a foreign criminal? I can. So, next time, the PM tries to scare us with one of his Brexit horror stories, I suggest that we respond with the words of the Lady herself. “No. No. No.”
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