How do you know they were only intending to be gimmegrants? There was a threat to the ship, do you know what it was carrying (hint the navy deployed divers, just in case)? Do you know what the stowaway/hijackers/pirates had smuggled onboard? Would you want to be responsible for a ship blowing up just off of the main shipping lane into one of the UKs largest ports and the home of most of the Navy?I have not had time to read the whole thread,. but am I the only one to think that this was a rather expensive, if high profile, welcome to the UK party for a small group of would be immigrants?
Deploying the SBS probably cost as much as the amount of money an immigrant needs to get the full VIP treatment afforded to the dodgy rich.
I am very grateful that our government still considers the protection of our country and its citizens a top priority and that robust action should be taken to show that, despite some evidence to the contrary, we're not a soft touch.