Drowning values

 

GRAPHIC CONTENT Rescue workers pull the bodies of illegal immigrants onto shore of al-Qarbole, some 60 kilometres east of Tripoli on August 25, 2014 after a boat carrying 200 illegal immigrants from sub-Sahara Africa sunk off the Libyan capital two days earlier. Libya, which is mired in unrest and political chaos, has been a launchpad for illegal migrants seeking a better life in Europe but who turn to people smugglers to get them across the Mediterranean. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA

It’s a shame that there isn’t the same outcry about the 1000 people who drowned in the Med this week or the 1000 who are going to drown next week, as there is about a gorilla being shot in an American zoo.

The United Kingdom’s wake-up call will come when bodies start to be washed-up along the Kent and Sussex coasts. Of course very little will happen now but, you never know – when the body count becomes embarrassing, perhaps David Cameron might convene a meeting and make a statement.