What will cause this flow of migrants to stop? The answer may well be “nothing”by Jay Elwes / January 27, 2016 / Leave a comment
In three ill-chosen words, the Prime Minister summoned up the largest question facing not only Britain, but also Europe and the United States. The “bunch of migrants” to which David Cameron referred at Prime Ministers’ Questions were specifically those who huddle in the desolate wastelands around the French port town of Calais, an unprepossessing place at the best of times, its defining characteristic being the access that it offers to mainland Britain. But that camp is just one of many similar ones, its inhabitants a small fraction of the many millions of people now dispersed across Europe who have made their way to the countries of the European Union in search of a better life.
The semantic colour of the word “bunch” is open to deb…