The tragic death of the young Syrian boy on the beach of Bodrum last week was an opportunity too hard to resist for the vast majority of those honourable folk who call the media and politics their professions.
Seizing upon the tragic image with the hunger and ferocity of a pack of wolves, they have milked this sorry image for all it is worth. Crikey, what a world we live in. Without any kind of restraint or respect this pack of left wing wolves have had a feeding frenzy, exploiting this young boy's death for no other reason than to fuel their own political agendas.
Yep, the lefty media couldn't believe their luck when they saw that terrible image. "Bingo!" You could almost hear their glee. Not only was this a dead migrant, but even better, a dead child. It couldn't have worked out better for the lefties. All their Christmases had come at once.
Politicians such as Yvettte Cooper were almost falling over themselves to exploit the fallout from this tragic image. With the alacrity of a hyena, Cooper, sensing an opportunity to bolster her bid for the Labour leadership, immediately went on the offensive.
This most erratic of career politicians started lobbying local councils, demanding they open their doors to further migrants. Now Cooper is well known in Westminster circles; well known for the chaos and havoc she has created in her many political guises over the years; well known also for her own special brand of incompetence which she unleashes on whichever unfortunate department into which she is parachuted. Indeed, her incompetence is only surpassed by her voracious ambition and sense of entitlement.
Cooper's exploitation of the tragic image is just about as cynical as it gets. The image was a godsend for a woman intent on bolstering her political ambitions - ambitions which, she fervently hopes, will lead to the Labour leadership and then, god forbid, to Number 10. With a total lack of forethought nor any semblance of restraint she turned her attention to Local Councils, whom she correctly calculated would cave in to her demands at even the merest mention of the word 'asylum seeker.' It was trademark Cooper: reactionary, chaotic, inept, disingenuous, calamitous.
Sure enough, 40 local councils, scared senseless by the bleeding hearts brigade, have caved in to her emotional blackmail, promising to feed, clothe, school and house an ever increasing number of migrants. Fine. But now for the inconvenient truth. The bit which Cooper, in her eagerness to jump on the dead child bandwagon, somehow has forgotten to figure out. Nothing new there then - hare-brain schemes and ill conceived ideas are what Cooper does best.
All over the country local councils face a chronic shortage of affordable housing. Indeed, those waiting for a council property can often find themselves in the unenviable position of being stuck on a waiting list interminably. Sometimes prospective tenants have to wait years until a suitable property becomes vacant. According to housing charity Shelter, 1.7 million households currently await council properties - a backlog that will take an estimated seven years to clear.
So, I wonder when Ms Cooper will inform the country precisely where and how she intends to clothe, feed, school and house at least 20,000 migrants - more if Cooper has her way. Are these migrant families, in common with DESPERATE (added emphasis) British families also going to spend years on council waiting lists?
Surely this deluded woman does not intend allowing migrants to leapfrog people who have been patiently waiting their turn in the queue? But if not, then where will Cooper house her migrants? In the private sector perhaps? Then at whose expense?
Predictably, like many of her fellow opportunists sitting in Westminster and their media counterparts sat at their equally comfy desks at left wing rags, this question is not even on the agenda. When the BBC plead to allow more migrants to enter the country, never once do they consider the tricky conundrum of just who will be footing the enormous cost of housing, health and education. Why? Because they know exactly who will be coughing up. And so does Cooper:
The British tax-payer.
But just when you thought that the majority of MPs are nothing more than a bunch of lily-livered wimps and opportunists, up steps one sane voice, a single voice of reason in a cesspit of disingenuity and opportunism. Adam Holloway proved to be the only sane voice in a Commons stuffed to the rafters full of opportunists like Cooper and vacillators like David Cameron.
The member for Gravesham calmly and rationally warned against the dangers of opening up UK borders to a flood of migrants. The House went eerily silent. Consciences had no doubt been pricked, but not one single MP had the courage to stand firm with their colleague and thereby stand firm for the UK. Too worried no doubt about being smeared by Cooper and her fellow bleeding hearts of the BBC.
And there's no stopping Cooper right now. Yesterday she made an impassioned speech to parliament: "Let us show our humanity. Let us welcome people fleeing wars; Let us lead the way and be proud to do so." No mention of course as regards the details, the costs. Cooper's too busy for practicalities; there are stirring speeches to be made, votes to be won among her fellow bleeding hearts.
Her little scheme is undeniably going to cost a whole lot of money to say nothing of the social costs. Houses, clothes, food, schools, doctors, dentists, i-phones - someone is going to have to pick up the very considerable tab. And we all know who.
Cooper is fond of talking about 'moral' responsibility. Really? So what about the 2 million British children currently living under the poverty threshhold? What about the hundreds of thousands of British families searching for a decent home to live? Like all bleeding hearts, Cooper's compassion is selective. The lady turns it off and on when it suits.
I have an idea. Ms Cooper could really lead by example, really take the initiative in this situation. Here's how:
The MP could invite a few Syrian families into her own commodious accommodation in trendy Islington! Just think of the PR. The BBC would give this holier than thou zealot endless hours of air-time! The Labour leadership would be as good as hers. And the migrants will surely love to join her in her cosy metro pad. "We're leading by example." That could be her mantra! And it wouldn't have to be for long - just as long as it takes to secure the Labour leadership in fact.
Can you imagine the faces of Cooper and that of her husband and fellow career politician Ed Balls? Ho! Ho! Ho! What a picture that would make! A bunch of migrants with grandma and grandpa in tow, rolling up in trendy Islington on her own doorstep. Damn! What's wrong with sending them to Middlesbrough? Is it full at last?
Imagine all those texts home to the endless cousins: "We live with very good woman: Yvette. Very nice house. Very big. Come to England. Address: Bleeding Heart Mansions, London."
Yvette Cooper is a woman who talks for a living, incessantly so. Furthermore here is a woman who has spent an entire life talking - at very considerable expense to the public purse. Action? What's that? Action is a dirty word - action is the stuff that local councils and others will be left to do when she's finally shut her big mouth up and attached herself to her next heartfelt cause.
Time then for Cooper and her ilk to stop their incessant bleating and time to do something totally alien: Act. Come on Yvette we're waiting for you to really take the lead here. Fat chance.
A chaotic life spent Insulated in the Westminster bubble at considerable public expense, talk has always been cheap for Yvette Cooper, MP.
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