Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Flood of immigrants into Europe again, 85,000 so far this year, mostly people looking for the gravy train. Immigrants generally first arrive in Italy, which is supposed to be able to pass them on to other nations in the European Union (that’s the point of open borders within the EU) but after their experience over the last couple of years, some nations are reluctant to take them. Hmmmm, imagine that.
That leaves Italy stuck with them. I’m waiting for the Italians to start torpedoing refugee ships; quietly, at first, claiming they were “lost at sea” but eventually openly, as necessary public policy to defend the nation from invasion.
I think you’ll see “The EU” (meaning, let’s be honest, Germany) bailing out Libya first.