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Border Spectacle

Great Britain is being (choose one or more):

invaded / stormed / assisted / visited / colonised / seen as a safe haven

by another:

fleeing group / flood / hurricane / astronomical number / vulnerable gathering / economically motivated gang


asylum seekers / Illegals / migrants / refugees / criminals & rapists / displaced people

hailing from:

Europe / Africa / Middle East / Asia / Everywhere.

People coming to:

build a better life / abuse our generous welfare system / undermine our culture / augment our workforce / cannibalise our compassion / escape war, oppression or famine.

They bring with them:

skills & talents we need / heightened levels of criminality / values which are at odds with our country / new ideas & perspectives / drug-dealing, exploitation, and prostitution.

They will change our:

cultural identity / way of life / rightful occupation / welfare state / social cohesion / NHS

for those who:

were here first / are law abiding / speak English / are economically viable / haven’t arrived in small boats.

As the best reaction to this border spectacle, our political leaders should promote:

future co-operation based on understanding / fear, horror, and inevitable strife.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 19th Oct 2023 15:48

Certainly, the present government (and Parliament in general)
has much to answer for regarding the inadequate political will to
act in the interest of the security and social stability of the

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Wed 18th Oct 2023 12:20

An imaginative template John.

The restoration of safe and legal routes for refugees and immigrants would be an obvious solution in preventing needless deaths, and any unlawful criminal activity.

Sadly, the hatefilled racist, misogynist, islamophic and homophobic dog-whistling rhetoric of this UK government devoid of any credibility is all they have left in the way of garnering any kind of support; they need scapegoating with the Help of the Daily Sewer to distract from their failures and so will not provide safe routes.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 17th Oct 2023 18:26

My own thoughts on the subject received an unsettling jolt upon
learning that the murderous Brussels gunman (now deceased)
had connections with people smugglers.

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John Gilbert Ellis

Tue 17th Oct 2023 16:10

Thank you for all the great and helpful comments, Stephen, Helene, MC Newberry and Greg.

Immigration remains a difficult and emotive problem for the UK, but boy, could we do with some adults in the room to deal with it with some respect and intelligence.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 17th Oct 2023 09:11

Well done, John. This could do for the next civil service entry exam (at least the Home Office) with the motto:

'No need to think, just tow the line.'

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Tue 17th Oct 2023 02:50

You captured the zeitgeist. Wow. Multiple choice and mass confusion, polarization.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 16th Oct 2023 18:50

Stimulating stuff. But also unsettling as no doubt intended,
Yet doing what poetry can do so well. Make us think!

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Greg Freeman

Mon 16th Oct 2023 18:01

Nicely set out, John, the way national opinions break down. You pick and choose, whether you're woke or anti-woke, I guess. Does that make things clearer? I thought not.

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