Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:03
Voting to leave the EU will not move us further away physically - we will not suddenly be able to put up fences around our beaches to repel all borders.
If desperate people are prepared to cross the Mediterranean in tiny overcrowded boats the English Channel and the North Sea won't stop them.
Who among us is prepared to be part of a Dads' Army and patrol the beaches herding families into camps? And then what will we do with them - load them up, struggling and screaming, and send them back to war and famine?
Far better in my opinion to be part of a larger organisation who can combine to come up with a cohesive and co-ordinated plan to deal with Europe's share of a global humanitarian problem.