Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Unpublished The Times Letter #16

. . .in my long running series of unpublished letters sent to the Times of London:

Sir, No doubt Brexit campaigners will use yesterday’s discovery of 50 migrants packed into two lorries as evidence Britain can have more secure borders outside the EU (reports, Mar 24). This would overlooks a more likely factor: cost cutting. The government’s ideological commitment to austerity risks undermining our border security. Lorries can travel unchecked to Kent because of a lack of funding for properly functioning security. This would also be a welcome deterrent. Perhaps Osborne could find further savings for this too?

Professor Thom Brooks

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