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Red coats driven out by the greys

Replay of the American Revolution in UK? No, just a tail of two (types of) squirrels.

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Jul 15, 2019, 07.37 AM IST
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It is also commendable that instead of taking to violence as many do in the US — and some have also advocated in the UK — the British have formed committees in affected regions to discuss and deal with the problem in a more civilised manner.
Given that relations between the US and UK are now at a historic low thanks to the outing of some unflattering comments by the envoy of one nation about the other’s president, the subject of unwanted Americans in Britain could not have come at a worse time. More so when a member of the House of Commons has minced no words outlining the deleterious effect that overwhelming numbers of illegal grey coats have had on the red coats’ native areas. It is a tribute to the tolerance of the average Briton that there has been no drastic action against these migrants unlike the current US President Donald Trump’s proposed wall in the south to curb cross-border traffic. It is also commendable that instead of taking to violence as many do in the US — and some have also advocated in the UK — the British have formed committees in affected regions to discuss and deal with the problem in a more civilised manner.

However, as the issue is of illegal aliens flooding areas not meant for them — to the extent of depriving locals of common facilities like food and accommodation, and spreading potentially fatal diseases — it is noteworthy that their ongoing crisis has not made Britain more sympathetic to similar American sentiments. But then, Britons are actually exercised about American grey squirrels driving out British red ones, not human migrants.
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