Douglas Murray Douglas Murray

French racism is not the problem

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Last week we learned that a woman in a park in Skegness was dragged into the bushes and raped by a 33-year-old male. The man had arrived in the UK illegally on a small boat just 40 days earlier.

If you have open borders and no checks on who is arriving, an uptick in crime will inevitably occur

Strangely, I can find little anger about this. The story was reported in a couple of papers but there were no fulminating editorials or emergency questions in the House. Jess Phillips hasn’t found room to grandstand about it. Nor have Yvette Cooper, Stella Creasy or any of those other Labour MPs who like to shake their heads in disgust as the Home Secretary explains that the British taxpayers can’t forever foot the hotel bills of illegal migrants.

The Conservative MP for Skegness, Matt Warman, described the rape as ‘hugely shocking’. Which it both is and isn’t. Every-one should by now be well aware that if you allow very large numbers of young men to break into your country illegally, this sort of thing will happen (as Germany, Sweden and France can all attest). What are you gonna do about it?

Personally, I would tear up the earth to find which officials in the Home Office, UK Border Force, NGOs and others encouraged, helped or permitted the suspect to come to this country, let him stay and later let him loose. And I don’t just want them to lose their jobs. I want them to serve prison time for aiding and abetting people smuggling. After all, someone let the attacker into this country, didn’t they? And then couldn’t be bothered to deport him.

‘It goes from 0-100°C in under six seconds.’

Naturally, at this stage we have to say that not all migrants are rapists or terrorists.

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