Now that Hungary has allowed thousands of immigrants to travel through to Austria and Germany, do I take it that the rule book has been thrown away?
Weren’t the Hungarians working to the book when they said genuine refugees were entitled to go into Europe, whilst economic migrants were not?
Well, we now have no idea how many of the thousands put on trains came into which category, and how many more will follow, so where does that leave Europe and its rule book?
If I was a genuine refugee and I landed in Hungary, I wouldn’t be rioting on the streets because I couldn’t go to where I wanted to go, I would be waiting patiently and letting the Hungarians go through the proper process while being relieved that I was no longer in any danger.
News reports are already suggesting that after the first wave were welcomed into Germany, the welcoming from the Germans is now on the slide as public opinion is changing already.
The picture of that little boy found drowned on a beach has caused a great cry, from some, that we should allow a floodgate to open, and allow thousands of refugees into Britain.
Many more have died by drowning while crossing the sea, but it didn’t seem to provoke the same reaction as that picture did. Did the others not matter?
Let us also remember that there was no reason for that family to be at sea, as they were already in a safe haven, Turkey.
In my opinion David Cameron should stand firm, and only allow in bona fide refugees.
Europe has to realise that Britain is tiny beside Germany and France and we really do not have the facilities to take the same numbers as they do.
Who, when we are cutting everything the Government can think of, will think it right that we can suddenly find millions from the Oversees Budget fund to support the Councils who will struggle if they are inundated with immigrants, many of whom may well be economic migrants who have slipped through because the EU rulebook has been discarded?
I think not of myself, but of my grandchildren and my two little great granddaughters, and what sort of Britain, and Europe, they will grow up in.
It’s fine for people to worry about migrants, but sometimes you have to worry about your own families and what you may be inflicting on their tomorrow by what you choose to do today.