… it is a crisis of compassion.
We British deceive ourselves with the mantra that we have a proud tradition of helping strangers when in fact the reverse is true – especially recently.
We are like Pilot, who allowed his policy making to be swayed inhumanely by the shouting of a raucous crowd.
Our almost total disregard and homicidal complicity with the suffering of refugees is similar, and no less culpable, to our attitude to slavery over a hundred years ago.
Britain, as the fourth wealthiest country in the world, could lead the way now with its example of compassion and mercy.
Only then could we be justifiably proud.