WHAT is the Left’s secret prejudice against Rwanda?
Why do Labour and Lib Dem MPs and hand-wringing churchmen rail against flying illegal migrants out there?
The African nation’s High Commissioner in London bitterly accuses them of “outdated and backward” views of his country.
Sounds about right.
The liberal-Left fantasy that small-boat migrants are all destitute, terrified refugees looks increasingly laughable as some pelt police with rocks and others refuse French help mid-Channel.
But the blinkered, knee-jerk opposition to any solutions is worse.
It just guarantees that evil traffickers get rich while more migrants die.
THE BBC’s vast public funding has always made its craving to compete with commercial firms an obscenity.
And its relentless expansionism has done immense damage.
The BBC’s vast public funding has always made its craving to compete with commercial firms an obscenity[/caption]
Look at its news website, helping wreck local papers.
Now it aims to muscle in on the US market, producing news for liberals designed to nick advertising and clicks from the New York Times and others.
It insists its commercial arm will pay for it.
But the entire BBC edifice and brand recognition is underpinned by UK viewers still forced to fund it by law.
If it now believes its future lies in subscriptions and ads it must bite the bullet:
Cut the public a break, scrap the licence, see if it has enough punters to turn a profit.
IT is patently unfair for transwomen who went through puberty as males to compete in women’s sports.
Their extra muscle, speed and strength provide an obvious advantage.
That will rob female athletes everywhere of trophies and, at professional level, wreck their livelihoods.
So British Cycling has rightly insisted trans riders compete instead in an “open” category.
We sympathise with top trans cyclist Emily Bridges — though she does herself no favours calling the ruling “genocide”.
In a difficult situation, the gravest injustice has rightly been swerved.
GERMANY’S recession blows a hole in the Remainers’ relentless Brexit-bashing.
The world’s economic woes are down to Covid and Russia’s invasion.
Yet here the EU’s fans dishonestly blame Brexit, even for staff shortages despite our population soaring by 606,000 last year.
Every day since we finally left the EU at the end of 2020 has been blighted by Covid and war, triggering sky-high energy prices and food inflation.
Germany, the engine room of the EU, is on its knees.
Our economy is still growing.
Brexit, provably, is not the problem.