Today there’s a big conference in London with about 80 Defence Ministers from all over the world gather together to talk about peacekeeping. Why? Well some might say it’s about making the world a safer place for all people. Some might say that it’s a way to coordinate the efforts of many to prevent further states failing and descending into chaos. They might even say, at the end of their list of reasons, something about preventing mass migrations. I suspect that, if the politicians from Western countries were being honest, they’d admit that this is all about preventing further mass migrations from the likes of Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe and North America. An issue that is fast becoming THE political hot[…]

Apparently, the UK is about to burn £2 million of our cash on a wall to control the refugrants living in the notorious Calais Jungle. It left me wondering if the decision maker behind this idea had ever heard of the Maginot Line, World War II and the naughty German Army that just went around it? (Okay, the story is more complicated than that but the core lesson remains. A fixed defence is easily bypassed). This wall just ignores the problem (a large number of refugrants who want to come to the UK) by applying possibly a record breakingly expensive sticking plaster.  Is this going to end the harassment suffered by drivers using the Port of Calais? No. It will[…]