Aunty Madge Opinions

Aunty Madge's Opinions

Aunty Madge is a regular commentator on national and political issues, allowing the public to comment freely.

Just an ordinary citizen, Madge may hit your “sweet spot” or offend with her unbiased views. Here's what she's said recently.

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Subject: Migrants detected crossing the English Channel in small boats

Category: Politics

  • 2018 = 299
  • 2019 = 1,843
  • 2020 = 8,466
  • 2021 = 28,526
  • 2022 = 45,755
  • 2023 = 28,136 (end Nov)

The majority of these are given refugee status or discretionary leave.
Discretionary leave to remain is a type of immigration permission that is given to certain immigrants who cannot be processed under existing UK immigration rules.

Many have been denied refugee status, yet there is a lack of clarity regarding the manner or location of their return to their country of origin.


Subject: Is Reform UK ready to be the third force in UK politics?

Category: Politics

Elections are not usually won on political policies, not that politicians understand that. The like or dislike or performance of the two main party leaders is more likely. However, in light of the present government's inability to solve the problems of the NHS, immigration and the cost of living, there is little confidence that the Labour Party could solve them either. Enter right, Reform UK. I see little problem with Reform UK taking some votes from disgruntled Tories, but they need to convince Labour voters their radicle approach will really benefit the people of Britain to break the mould of two party politics.


Subject: Israel Hamas War

Category: Foreign Policy / World Events

I find it difficult to take sides on this issue - this is not a movie or computer game that has good guys and bad guys. Neither Hamas nor Israel can claim to be the "good guys" or have "God on their side".