I HAD to laugh when I heard that Tony Blair had imagined sending asylum seekers to Mull. Maybe he looked at it on a map and thought he could hide displaced people there.

If so, he would be quickly disabused of this notion, since Mull has for many years had a reputation as a haven for retired high-ranking British Army/Navy officers.

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These individuals were die-hard establishment figures – used to getting there own way and retaining their “officer” status – with huge pensions funded as ever by the taxpayer.

Does anyone think for one minute that these characters and their property-owning offspring would countenance numbers of asylum seekers arriving on their island paradise?

I say chaps, isn’t there a Nissen hut somewhere for these fellows?

Jim Butchart
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