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The Government's Ship Idea

The Government's Ship Idea

By Global

THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS TO BE HOUSED ON LUXURY CRUISE SHIP screamed the headline in the Daily Express.

That was in February of 2016.

And it never happened.

The idea has been mooted in various ways about ten times in the last decades - including by Rishi Sunak when he was chancellor in 2020.

Each time the idea is dropped for being unworkable, unaffordable or illegal. So why do we keep falling for it?

Also - should the descendants of slave owners be making reparations to the people or the places they have hurt? We talk to Laura Trevelyan who's family has decided to make amends for their own past.

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