Wednesday, September 19, 2007

No Borders Camp at Gatwick

The media has been awash with stories regarding the latest assault on the immigrant population in the UK. The chief constable of Cambridgeshire police, Julie Spence, claimed that:

"When they arrive they think they can do the same thing as in the country they have come from."

"There were a lot of people who ... because they used to carry knives for protection, they think they can carry knives here.

"We have worked with the communities because they don't necessarily come to commit crime but they need to be told what you can and can't do.

"We can identify a significant rise in drink-drive, which was down to people thinking that what they did where they came from, they could do here."

Essentially, this is the same old rhetoric about those pesky immigrants coming over here and causing trouble. Quite frankly, I couldn't give two shits how many come to this country and make themselves at home here. Which is why I am supporting an airport camp that you might not have heard of.

A little while ago there was a lot of media coverage about the climate camp, and rightly so in my opinion. There has been, however, a distinct lack of coverage on the No Borders camp which has been set up near Gatwick airport. The camp is designed to protest against the siting of a second asylum seeker removal centre near the airport. They have already suffered at the hands of 'dirty tricks' by the local police force who have forced them to move from their original site. However, despite the obstacles placed in their way, the camp aims to continue its protest right through until 24th September. To find out more about their campaign, you can visit their homepage here, which also has instructions on how to participate. If you are unable to attend, please post a link to their site on your homepage. It's time that the establishment's view on controlled immigration was challenged. This is the perfect opportunity to do so.