There’s a loveliness about living on an island
A cosy home wrapped around by sea
The British Isles and Ireland
Off shore paradise
Green and pleasant land
You will agree
Amazing that we became world power
An empire we ruled from sea to sea
But powerful days are over
And that’s no sad demise
It’s influence you need
Believe you me
And influence can only come from good
From care you show to others now in need
And if they cross the sea to us
And land upon our shore
A welcome we should give them
And then oh so much more
24 April 2022
+ An expert in migrant studies, Guy Goodwin-Gill, has written a letter to the Guardian, (Thursday 21 April)in which he lays out the clear procedures for responding to the migrant crisis on our shores. It does not involve transporting people to Rwanda.
1. Accept responsibility for the people.
2. Cooperate with France and EU countries to provide protection for refugees.
3. Work with source countries to assist in refugees being able to return safely.
4. Set up an agency independent of government to deal with the issue.