Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:24
I buy organic milk. Yeo valley if I can get it. It used to be 10 p dearer than ordinary milk. Now the price of ordinary milk is a loss leader by the supermarkets, except its the farmer who makes the loss. You can't blame someone struggling on a low income for buying the cheapest.
Australia used to put all the illegal migrants in detention camps offshore to process. We witnessed boat people landing on Christmas Island. The navy intercepted the boats, took them ashore, took the boats out and used them for target practice. More and more boats came. Then the government announced that they would never give a visa to anyone landing illegally. They all embarked from a safe country, usually Malaysia. They have to claim asylum in the first safe country, then apply for an entry permit under the usual immigration criteria. The boats stopped coming. The detention camp on Christmas Island is about to be closed. All the people in calais are in a safe country and could claim asylum there.