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By Philippe Legrain 4 COMMENTS

Three, perhaps 4, boats laden with migrants people heading from Libya to Italy sink. As many as 300 people could be dead.

Europe's border controls claim more lives. The official response? We need tougher controls.

Posted 31 Mar 2009 in Blog
  1. phil says:

    your advocating sucuide

  2. JSG says:

    It is the types who want to help or rescue such people that in fact condemn more to the same fate. What is needed is a policy of sinking, yes to start more die, but LONG TERM it saves far far more than the pathetic be nice fools. When it is known to be impossible they will stop.
    More gunboats to ensure they sink, or go home. Only when they know the route will not succeed, and bleeding hearts stop sympathising with them will the message be taken by such people that it is not a possible idea to try flimsy boats to steal a lifestyle ahead of their fellow countrymen who all stay home where they belong. All immigrants are greedy, the more that they find the price too high the less we will have to put up with their greed.

  3. Martin says:

    Let us take this fool’s logic to its conclusion. There are millions of people in Africa seriously ill with disease, or merely starving. Surely, therefore, the compassionate thing to do is to send across to Africa, each day, a fleet of Jumbo jets that will bring back a continual stream of, say, 3000 indigent or ill Africans. That will mean a million new African immigrants every, which we can care for out of our taxes.
    Of course, the population of Africa is increasing by several million a year so we won’t really make much impression, and in time the UK will just be like Africa, nevertheless it would be heartless for us not to support this scheme.

  4. Jack says:

    Border controls are no more responsible for the harm attempted illegal immigrants sometimes bring on themselves than locked doors are for instances of breaking and entering.

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