Migrants in the French port of Calais have gone on hunger strike demanding to be let into Britain.Hold on a sec, it's Friday so let me check my notes here..
Around 35 refugees from Afghanistan and Egypt have vowed to refuse food until a list of demands issued to Calais officials is met.
The hunger strikers are being backed by around 260 more migrants all calling for the French and British authorities to resume talks aimed at allowing them to move legally to Britain.
Nope really struggling here as to why I should give a damn if illegal immigrants in Calais starve themselves to death whilst waiting for the UK government to let them in. The clue is in the word illegal of course, that plus being Afghani's and Egyptians essentially means they are islamics (most likely) and more trouble than they are probably worth.
We have a big enough issue in the UK at the moment with legal immigration and now a bunch of people want to force the UK government and the French to resume talks (why were we talking anyway?) to let them in.
The fact that they are trying blackmail should mean an automatic NO! in the first place, governments simply cannot capitulate to blackmail or threats over issues like this, if they did it simply sets the ball rolling for the next bunch to try. That in essence is why I'm opposed to an amnesty on illegals in the country, give in once and the next bunch will pour in hoping for the same as a precedent has been set.
No this bunch of chancers are going to have to wait till the next Labour government to open the floodgates for them to get in. Or try to get in illegally as most of their brethren do...