There’s been a whole load of insufferable sluice spouted about migrants and accociated channel-bobbing high jinks this week. Apparently, everybody is to blame apart from the inveterate morons who stumped up £4k apiece for a boat to hell.
Closing down legal access to a country by making it more difficult to claim asylum through legitimate channels doesn’t make the UK government complicit in people-smuggling criminality.
Does outlawing drugs make the Government party to the trafficking of narcotics?
Are banks contributing to armed robbery by increasing vault security that leaves criminals with little other option to employ violent force?
Am I blameless for mugging an elderly lady for her pension because society never provided me with enough clear paths to wealth?
No, of course not.
The narrative that removes all blame from consenting adults and their staked claim for Darwin-Award immortality is all a shower of super-intensive spin that pumps purposeful breath into a useful narrative.
At the same time around the globe, paedophiles are up in arms about the unfairness that their heinous proclivities garner square blame for the abuse of children, whereas avaricious boat bellends bear no responsibility for creating a market for organised people trafficking.
It’s a hard old world, or rather one which on occasion selects its whipping-boys on the basis of expediency.
Even the right-on, virtue-signalling EUSSR refers to these paddle boaters as ‘asylum shoppers’: criminals who abuse process loopholes to achieve economic gains via whatever heartstring works best.
There’s a barrel of blart about their not being illegal immigrants because they’re claiming asylum, but that all presupposes that their refugee status is genuine. You’d have to be pretty dim to conclude that it is. Those jolly japesters in the rub-a-dub-dub tub were safe the moment they hit the beaches in Greece, or wherever else in mainland Europe their lilos landed.
You can listen to the cockamamie crapola of all the shoddy slacktivists creating yet more collateral with a row that they can perpetuate for self-enrichment, but the bare facts are stark.
The political strategies on all sides may leave a lot to be desired, but the blame for the recent deaths lies with only those who by their own agency decided to cross one of the world’s most dangerous stretches on a ropey inflatable just out of personal greed.
You pays your money, and you takes your chance.