Well what can you say – It is many years since I had the opportunity of visiting this great city – close on 40 in fact but the welcome the locals gave to a visiting Kiwi was overwhelming – even the then cast of Coronation Street.
My heart goes out to all Mancunians in these dark days It is many years since Enoch Powell made his "Rivers of Blood" speech – and it certainly has been proved a well worthwhile warning and many will now wish they had listened then.
I feel horrified when I see the vast number of refugees/immigrants that are currently swamping Britain and indeed Europe and the USA. Where on earth can we hope to even house them, let alone feed them and find work not to mention the obvious language problem
When I look at the dreadful scenes of the 5,000 refugees who arrived in Greece last week-end I have to wonder who can possibly cope with that mass of young people? They have to be fed and housed and then?
If I am feeling a little unkind I also wonder where Britain and the United States would be now if all their young men had fled as refugees during the years 1939-1945?