Further to what I posted on Monday, here is the front page headline in Tuesday’s Daily Express, a conservative tabloid newspaper in the UK. “Migrants cost Britain 17 billion pounds a year” — that’s about $25 bn. (Remember to multiply by 5 for the US equivalent, as the American population is roughly five times that of the United Kingdom.)
It’s no coincidence that the country can no longer afford naval protection for either the Falkland Islands or Gibraltar.
And it’s not surprising that the country fell behind the NATO requirement that 2% of GNP be spent on defense. President Obama got rather angry with the British prime minister over that.
The irony is that, with even more migrants, the country will need to spend more on defense; but can’t because the migrants need the cash!
This reminds me of a passage in Hosea about Ephraim:
Strangers devour his strength, and he knows it not;
gray hairs are sprinkled upon him, and he knows it not.
The pride of Israel testifies to his face;
yet they do not return to the Lord their God,
nor seek him, for all this. (Hosea 7:9-10; English Standard Version)