Here’s the conversation :
“I want to cross the Med to get to Europe but I’m worried that it’s dangerous!”
“Don’t worry! We only go a couple of miles and then they send a ship to pick us up and take us the rest of the way…”
I expect you’d thought I’d say just let the buggers drown but that really doesn’t achieve much because the poor sods waiting to come across wouldn’t know about it. Better to pick them up, sink the boats and then take them back to Libya or wherever they came from so they can tell all their friends that there’s no point in trying.
It’s really obvious to me that this would work, so what’s the hidden agenda? If a fool like me can see this, why can’t the so called intelligent people who rule us?
And don’t tell me that the Libyans won’t let us do this because let’s face it, they’re not going to attack an EU warship are they? Queen Victoria had the answer : “Send a gunboat!” The problem is we’ve sent one but we’ve given it the wrong orders…