LETTER: A rhetorical statement about grief

Reader Ron Robinson says the real creators of the refugee crisis should pay the costs or relocation.

In the spirit of Jonathan Swift and political naiveté, the following is offered as a possible remedy to the current refugee dilemma.

• Combating groups must pay in to a relocation fund at a rate of $1,000 per displaced person, based on UN statistics.

•Arms companies and nations, who provide weapons for the various conflicts, must contribute 15 per cent of their gross sales in to the same relocation fund.

Moving further in to fantasy, all of the above would have to post a performance bond to insure their ability to pay.

If the displacement of people is part of the price of conflict, then the combatants and their suppliers need to pay up front as a cost of doing business and that must be part of their business plan. If conflict is to be sustainable, there must be sustainable financing.

Ron Robinson

Nelson

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