The issue around the fake migrant children – those who will never see 20 again – is not that we lack empathy or compassion for their situation, but that the government, and in particular the Home Office, has lied to the British people. That is why the Permanent Secretary must now be sacked.
We have, as a nation, made a decision that we will not admit economic migrants who are fit young men of an age for military service who have run away from their homes. They are the least vulnerable and the least deserving of help. They have crossed Europe unlawfully and should not be rewarded. Whatever shady deal the Home Office have done with the French, to flagrantly breach such a democratic tenet and to lie to and deceive the British people about it is simply unforgivable. That is why heads must roll.
Widows and orphans, the elderly and infirm, those least able to cope with the desolation of global upheaval, are rightly the focus of our compassion, our care and our charity. We have a scheme under which such vulnerables can be taken directly from camps in Jordan, Lebanon and elsewhere to the extent that we can accommodate them. Would-be migrant parents who subject their young children to suffering, sexual abuse and the risk of death in sending them unaccompanied and unescorted to establish a ‘bridgehead’ that will enable these evil and lazy people to follow safely should be forever excluded from the UK; their poor young children can be adopted by caring, compassionate Britons.
Our message must be clear; bullying, violence, blackmail, lying, deceit, selfishness and a thuggish sense of entitlement are not human qualities we wish to import into our realm. These fit young men must go home or find safety where they are. Those who with the complicit malfeasance of Home Office officials have wrongly entered the UK must be deported.
Our government and civil servants ignore the strength of popular feeling on this matter at their peril.