03/09/2015 1 Comment
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By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Welcome to the UK! If you evade customs and enter the country illegally, we will put you up in 5 star hotels and pay you £35k per year!!! Who wouldn’t want to flee here?
Really, this an unacceptable situation. We desperately need an EU-wide plan to ensure border security, it is completely unacceptable that illegal immigrants are reaching France in the first place, without first being stopped!
In addition, EU nations need to be doing more to ensure the stabilization, security and economic prosperity of the countries from which illegal migrants are fleeing. Unless we resolve the issues at the root of this crisis, it will only worsen.
Now please don’t get me wrong… I have always sympathised with genuine asylum seekers and directly helped many over the years, but seriously this country has lost the plot!
Illegal immigrants are immigrants who have broken the law by entering the country illegally.
Now, where people are genuinely fleeing for their lives, this is understandable. But that is not always the case… Many are economic migrants who wouldn’t be granted visas any other way. Should we be treating these people better than our own citizens?
If this situation continues, it will undoubtedly cause and increase friction between British Citizens and immigrants, that is very likely to spill over and cause trouble for people already settled here, including those who’ve used legal channels and are naturalised British Citizens.
We must ensure we secure our borders and know who is entering or leaving the country. We cannot help anyone, when the institutions, infrastructure and communal harmony of our own country are put under so much pressure they begin to fall apart.
Free hotels for the Calais stowaways in soft touch Britain: Outrage as immigrants illegally entering UK get cooked meals and £35 cash a week within days of arrival: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182519/Welcome-soft-touch-UK-Outrage-immigrants-illegally-entering-UK-free-hotel-rooms-cooked-meals-35-cash-week-days-arrival.html
25/07/2015 1 Comment
By Richard St. Barbe Baker
The old Maoris were friends of the forest, and whenever they wanted to cut down a tree they used to ask it’s permission first, and then cover up the stump with foliage so as to protect the inlying spirit. Throughout the greatest part of the island, the Children of Tane, the Lord of the Forest, have disappeared.
Thus deserts have been formed in the world over, and the process still goes on. We must stop this mad ruin, or we shall be confronted with a timber famine; and our beautiful world will become a waste.
It is a fact that trees are always giving out more than they take. They are healthful, exhilarating, especially the wild ones. In this much-vaunted civilisation in which we now live, Man is too often inclined to think that the Infinite made the world in the rough and left it altogether for him to improve. Are we really doing this in destroying the natural forests, as well as the birds that go with them?
The late professor Sir J. Arthur Thomson, that great naturalist, in his Foreword to my book, The Brotherhood of the Trees wrote: “For it is not merely that the world is bettered by saving, replacing and multiplying trees, it is that an aim of this kind becomes an impulse towards developing a mood and an outlook which will increasingly feel it to be natural to think for the future, for other people for generations yet unborn. Planting a tree is a symbol of a looking-forward kind of action – looking forward, yet not too distantly.”
Trees hold the rains as they fall, and condense the fogs precipitating their moisture. When the trees are gone, rainwater rushes down the hollows and valleys, cutting deep watercourses which carry off the water before it can saturate the ground. The mists, no longer held in the foliage, drift away without depositing moisture. The rushing stream carries in its flood the soil and fertile humus. The springs are not fed, because rain has not had time to percolate down to their level. Streams and rills become torrents during the wet season and barren ravines in the dry.
Published in Britain’s Wonderland of Nature, edited by John R. Crossland and J. M. Parrish. Odhams Press Ltd. (1934).
Photos by Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, taken at Cadair Idris, Wales (2009).