What is that? A sensible approach to migration problem? Could it be? For a DEFENCE Secretary to acknowledge that migration is a big problem with roots, that’s extraordinary. Being kind to migrants is cool, but there needs to be a broader understanding between European and African societies of why people come in such big numbers and why these numbers will only increase.
European policy of accomodation is s step forward but it has so many risks and will probably worsen migrant’s situation in European communities.
And European society, especially Britain, France, Netherlands and Belgium, bears some responsibility for the whole thing. Colonial empires had their benefits and after taking those out Africa collapsed. So bringing British aid to those poor countries is a great, I would say revolutionary, step forward. As long as this aid is commercial and humanitarian, not military (we all know how that ends)