It is ironic that in his last few days in power, the Prime Minister has to deal with the consequences of his decision early in this Parliament to order British/French aircraft to bomb Libya into instability. This country has now become a hub for one of the fastest growing global industries - the trafficking of people across international borders.
UKIP agrees with the German government's view that this problem needs to be treated at the source. The way to do this is that 'Europe' must remove the 'pull' factor of its attractiveness as final destination for economic migration by:
++ Sending out a clear message of no more illegal economic migration will be tolerated;
++ Convening an international conference with North African leaders to negotiate a safe port on the continent in order to process migrants offshore and introduce regional resettlement policies in Africa;
++ Helping Italy, Greece and Malta to establish an 'Australian-style' blockade against smuggler boats by forcing them safely back to ports from which they came, or to a negotiated ‘safe port’ on the North Africa coast and then destroying the boats so that they cannot be used again;
++ Switching part of the UK foreign aid budget to North African humanitarian projects;
++ The UK accepting a number of Christian refugees who face persecution and have nowhere else to flee.