Sir Edward Leigh Suggests Re-Taking Calais

Tory grandee Sir Edward Leigh has posed a novel suggestion as to one possible route to solving the migrant crisis, ensuring the channel is properly policed even in the French waters that surround the beaches that illegal migrants are setting off from. Re-taking Calais…

“Problem with cross-Channel migrants? We should never have lost Calais in 1558.

Why not take it back?

On second thoughts, cheaper to pay the French a few million to stop them on the beaches.”

Perhaps envisioning backlash, within the same tweet, Sir Edward back-peddled into backing the Government’s position. A classic reductio ad absurdum, that makes paying the French coastguard millions more just to do their job a little more reasonable…

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