I travelled through Calais yesterday. At first it looked much the same as ever, but it soon became clear that the maze of security fences has been vastly reinforced since last year. And then I saw 'the Jungle'. Obviously I've seen pictures of it before, but it's quite a shock to the system to see it in real life, partly because of its sheer scale, and partly because it's so out of context with its surroundings - there are middle-class residential houses just behind it.
It really has to be asked - where are Malcolm Offord and 'Vote No Borders' when you need them? It's high time they went to Calais to remake their life-affirming 'Why Build Another Wall?' video, this time featuring Syrian refugees on the French side chopping their way through the security fences with hacksaws, and Tory councillors from Buckinghamshire doing their bit on the UK side with cutting torches. When they meet in the middle, they high-five each other, embrace, then hold hands as they joyously jog through the Channel Tunnel, before having a picnic together in the beautiful Kent countryside.
I'm sure Mr Offord would agree that his inspirational 'no borders' vision is for the whole of humanity, not just the Jocks. Why SHOULD Tory councillors from Buckinghamshire be prevented from spending quality time with Syrian refugees, just because of another bloody wall?