Only one way to stop European immigration

Keith Hudson

There is only one humane way to stop migration into Europe and this is to prevent the boats setting out in the first place from north Africa and the Middle East and to strengthen the inland boundaries and customs posts around the EU.

Otherwise, by using the false-humanitarian — or should one say, the hypocritical — policy of saving migrants crossing the Mediterranean in unsafe boats, the EU only encourages an even higher flow of migrants, particularly from Africa where the birth rate is far higher than replacement.  MIllions, if not tens of millions would be able to enter the EU countries if the present cowardly policy is continue with.  By diluting the average skill level, the EU does itself nor any other country a favour.

The only way to be genuinely helpful to countries in Africa and elsewhere is to allow free trade in whatever goods and services they can offer, and thus develop.  Out of this comes prosperity, and out of prosperity comes education, leisure and research, the necessary ingredients for the self-development of any culture.  At present the EU’s food and agricultural policy is preventing this, making the civil servants and politicians of the EU to be hypocrites of the first water.

2 thoughts on “Only one way to stop European immigration

  1. Keith,

    You write: Out of this comes prosperity, and out of prosperity comes education, leisure and research, the necessary ingredients for the self-development of any culture.

    I believe that education — the basic sort of literacy and numeracy — comes before prosperity. Certainly prosperity leads to more resources (financial and human) that can be used for further education.

    I believe that one of the fundamental barriers to India’s growth is that it does not have 100 percent functional literacy. That’s a necessary condition for development, although far from being sufficient.

    Atanu

    1. Atanu,

      High education — Yes. Not necessarily education tout court. Before education comes leisure and prosperity or — virtually the same thing — leisure and power. Go back through the royalty of England and the further you go back the more educated royalty was. World-wide, consider Napoleon Bonaparte, Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great — all polymathic individuals.

      By the 1870s the ‘revolutionary’ industries of England were already petering out — a hundred years from starting — were it not for high level technical education and scientific experiment that started cutting in (and when Germany took both to even higher levels) and thus establishing successor industries which enabled the industrial revolution to go a little further. Today, London, with only 13% of the UK population, but with three world-class universities and two others nearby, is subsidising the rest of the bankrupt country.

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