There are tens of thousands of desperate people from all over the war-ravaged world who see the UK, with its generous welfare benefits and housing, as their ultimate destination. Why else would they journey through Europe to reach Britain?
European law states that asylum seekers must apply for asylum in the first “safe haven” country they arrive in, and in not doing so they should no longer be classed as “asylum seekers”.
Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to curb immigration. Well, here is his chance.
Britain must pass emergency laws and introduce a minimum jail term of ten years, with no remission, for those convicted of people smuggling.
That would immediately stop immigrant trafficking and make the UK a definite no-go area.