We Will Build A Wall: British Edition
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We Will Build A Wall: British Edition

Britain Borrows Donald Trump's Idea To Build A Wall

We Will Build A Wall: British Edition
International Traveller

England has certainly been following the trends of American politics. First, in an attempt to break away from the political establishment and overbearingness of the European Union, they "Brexited," or made a British exit from the EU. Now, they are building a wall.

The British government is planning to build a wall to keep out refugees. It will be built at the French port Calais, which is used in travel and transport to and from France. The wall will prevent refugees from jumping onto trucks in Calais and entering Britain. The overwhelming influx of Syrian refugees into Europe has started to take a toll on Britain as well as other European countries, and they are now taking action. Immigration minister Robert Goodwill said that the fences they have tried have not worked, and stronger measures are necessary.

This is one measure out of many that are being implemented to prevent more refugees from illegally coming to Britain. The wall itself costs $3 million, but the entire project to tighten security around Calais will cost $23 million.

To some, walls seem hateful. But you don't lock your doors at night because you hate the people outside -- it is because you love the people inside. A country's concern first and foremost should be the safety and well-being of its citizens, not those who choose to arrive illegally or take advantage of the country and its people. A government's most important responsibility is to keep the nation secure, and Britain is taking action to do that as Americans are rallying behind Donald Trump, who claims he will also do that.

Ideas circulating in the American political sphere have influenced Europe in new ways. As the conversation about borders, immigration, and national security takes center stage in our 2016 election, those ideas are also being passed across the ocean. Britain is taking a similar path as America, breaking away from political establishments and focusing on the well-being of the nation and the people.

And hopefully, this push toward strengthened national security and pull away from open borders and all-inclusivity policies will put an end to many of the problems that got us talking about those issues in the first place.

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