We won’t fight them on the beaches – Britain has become a magnet for migrants
ALBANIA was once the go-to destination for drugs, child sex, gang killings, blood feuds, and more.
Not so much these days.
Many of the tiny but corrupt country’s 2.8 million people, including some Interpol fugitives, have lifted their sticks and relocated to the old Britain.
UK plc has become the organized crime capital of Europe, housing 10,000 Albanians shipped here this year alone by the smuggling gangs who control their lives.
The figure does not include the 1,300 Albanians in jail, the largest foreign contingent behind bars, or thousands more already operating under the radar.
Ex-Royal Marine Dan O’Mahoney is the government’s ‘underground chain threat commander’ keeping tabs on foreign mafia thugs.
He told MPs last month: ‘Whatever type of crime you can think of, Albanian gangs dominate, whether it’s drug trafficking, human trafficking, firearms , prostitution.”
No doubt many are hardworking and honest. But many others are already working their way through lucrative cocaine factories and cannabis farms.
They are here to stay, despite the best efforts of this government, along with other former Soviet neighbors who already run their own criminal syndicates.
We have to wait for illegal planes heading for Tirana or Rwanda.
Convicted criminals will never return to Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq or even the West Indies.
This saga is not just about numbers, as horrifying as they are. Nor is it about race, as leftists claim.
It’s about the corrosion and decay of our way of life, about giving up what it means to be British – to live in a still democratic, mostly law-abiding nation.
Britain, ironically, is a magnet for migrants because our rule of law, property rights and English as a global language make criminal businesses a pleasure to run.
Police and officials still don’t demand bribes to do their jobs – although if last week’s report of police with criminal records is any guide, those prized assets may be in decline.
Several Home Office contractors have been expelled for offering drugs to asylum seekers.
Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman are working feverishly to find solutions that can survive attacks by the Home Office’s “Blob” and left-handed lawyers who issue dubious appeals against every deportation order.
To his credit, the Prime Minister has made immigration a priority after the economy.
He will use the COP 27 talks with French President Emmanuel Macron tomorrow to push for “British boots” on the beaches of Calais.
The magnitude of the challenge became apparent during my only conversation with Liz Truss as PM.
When asked how she would handle shipments of masked and hooded young men, she replied, “Well, Trevor, what would you do?”
It was a stunning sign of frustration, not just for Liz Truss, but for every Tory prime minister since 2010 – David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson and now Rishi Sunak.
Labor’s Tony Blair opened the floodgates to cheap labor in 2004 and locked them with the Human Rights Act.
Anyone who raised an eyebrow was denounced as a “racist”, an insult that silences the protest to this day.
Suella was savagely accused of calling it an “invasion”. But how else to describe the flood – another forbidden word – of ‘guests’ now cooped up in treatment centres, £200-a-night luxury hotels or stately homes?
An Armada? No, the Spanish fleet of 1588 involved only 150 boats and 18,000 men – a fraction of those heading towards 2022.
This island nation, which held off the armies of Hitler and Napoleon, can only wring its hands on a flotilla of rubber dinghies.
New arrivals aren’t even grateful for the food, beds and pocket money that cost taxpayers £6.8million a day or £2.4billion a year.
Some resort to violence if kept waiting.
Treatment staff had to hide in ‘safe areas’ over the weekend as migrants rampaged with makeshift weapons after a power outage prevented them from charging their phones.
Meanwhile, needy British citizens – some of whom are established migrants – are being evicted from public housing to make way for foreign newcomers.
Town halls, social services, general practitioners and dental practices are overwhelmed. Bored and bewildered migrant teenagers roam the beach towns doing nothing.
Britain may have a duty to care for genuine asylum seekers and refugees.
It does not have to host fit and healthy young men who have been kicked out of an associated EU member state by their own corrupt politicians.