Living in Kent this summer has meant living with Operation Stack. The cost of #OpStack to the UK has been estimated as £250 million, so far. So, the solution? Compensation from France for the border-blocking strike action? Processing the few thousand asylum seekers efficiently and swiftly before it all gets out of hand and they resort to desperate, life-threatening (to both hauliers, holidaymakers & asylum seekers) measures?
Um, no... as every isolationist state knows, what you need is a fence. With guard dogs and electrification and when that doesn't work, more, bigger fences called 'rings of steel' and maybe double fences, with no-man's land in between, and then what... minefields and sniper guns?
Here's a reminder of the first article of the universal declaration of human rights ~ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Maybe we should start ring-fencing our humanity instead.