One day one of these leviathans is going to fall over in a storm they have no draft compared to their height and their machinery is also light. They specifically run for shelter or drastically alter course to avoid any storms, their size indicates that the rolling an pitching would be minimal in up to force 8 seas
Just thinking about my earlier comment, it would make a fabulous floating prison. We could anchor it just outside French territorial waters and then when any of the unpleasant people on board dive over the side they would head to France. An interesting exchange for all the migrants the French kettle up in Calais and then encourage into dinghies to cross The Channel.
Well it’s certainly closer in appearance to a prison than a pleasure ship. There doesn’t appear to be much deck to walk around, if the top bit is a deck then you would need to take a ticket for your allotted time in the sea air, they would never get everyone up there at one time. So no deck sports, or sun loungers.
in fact the more you study it, the worse it becomes.
Here you go Bill Boddy. If the French Government cared about these people it would offer them citizenship, a home of some kind, or at least facilities beyond tents and shipping containers (note - the tents are supplied by the Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies not the French Government).
The natural consequence of France leaving these people to live in abject poverty and squalor is that they will attempt to cross The Channel where the UK authorities will offer them significantly better conditions. Whether that is in Migrant Centres, B&B's or other locations it is not sleeping rough on former landfill sites.
Last week, six camps with some 300 migrants were dismantled in Calais in a single day. No alternative shelter was provided while temperatures fell just below 3 degrees Celcius. The move has been condemned by eight aid organizations active in northern France.
This paper examines child refugees in the context of Calais in France, contextualizing them against the politics of the ‘Jungle’ (a makeshift camp) in policy and media discourses in the UK by delineating three distinct phases in the discursive production of these sites in the enactment of this...
But the first two of those are talking about moving possible migrants away from the coast FB. The third doesn't say anything about making it easier to get carriage to the coast.
If you mean that what the French are doing is inhuman I would strongly agree but then I would say that what is being done in our name by our our glorious Home Secretary is equally inhumane : what is being proposed we do in concert with the Danes is pretty much the same.