Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Monday, 10 October 2011

Report illegal migrants

Prime Minister David Cameron has moved down the dangerous road of urging people to report illegal migrants. I am not in favour of law-breaking, and am not in favour of people gaining entry to the country when they are not entitled to do so. However, Mr Cameron's idea could play into the hands of the xenophobic elements within society, and lead to a witchhunt. It smacks to me of events in Germany and Nazi-occupied territories of the 1930s and early 1940s, when people were rounded up and carted away for their religion or under other pretexts. Yes, I am overreacting, but this appeal really leaves a filthy taste in my mouth.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately it's a vote winner with the Daily Mail readers.

    It's politics of fear and hate once again - find a group to blame all the troubles of the world on. After all it's the migrants who've brought this country to rack and ruin isn't it? Oh wait...

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