Immigrant deaths in the Mediterranean was expected

When the coalition government backed plans to restrict the support given to rescue immigrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, they knew that it would probably lead to more deaths. A Government Minister at the time said that it was wrong to save the lives of people fleeing from war-torn countries in North Africa because doing so would “simply encourage…

Pride and Shame of immigration

On the same day that the Conservative-led coalition announced that it would not support search-and-rescue missions aimed at preventing migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, Sir Nicholas Winton was honoured at a ceremony in Prague. As a young man, Sir Nicholas had arranged for hundreds of Jewish children from Czechoslovakia to escape Nazi terror…


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