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Sunday, 4 June 2017
Up to about 15,000 foreign nationals from aggressive countries were interned during the 1939-45 German war, and no doubt many lives were saved as a result.
Mostly Germans, Austrians, and Italians, they were rounded up and sent to reasonably comfortable camps situated in racecourses, stadiums, and other secure places.
It seems a judicious argument that MI5's estimated 23,000 (Yes, 23,000) high risk, UK based, Jihadist Muslims, could now be given the choice between internment or permanent expulsion.
I'm sure that most would choose to leave the UK, but those who wished to remain could be guarded by a fraction of the forces who are at present trying to protect the whole country.
There is no question that someone as important a threat as Salman Abedi (the Manchester Murderer), and the 3 who were shot this morning, should have been surveyed on a 24 hr basis. Had they been so, about 30 innocent lives would have been saved.
However, the UK being a country where 'human rights' are more important to the do-gooders, than the lives of her citizens, it wouldn't seem ethical to lock-up people for what they MIGHT do, rather than for what they HAVE done.
Therefore more 'Manchesters' and 'London Bridges' are inevitable.
THANK YOU MA'AM ..........
*Queen Elizabeth 11 has been a constant throughout my life. I was two years
old when she ascended the throne so, she has always been there. A constant ...
4 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!