But, honestly, what was she doing here in the first place? What special gifts do she and her fellow ‘rough-sleepers’ bring with them?
Great question, the answer being, nothing, absolutely nothing.
Call the midwife? No, call immigration… RICHARD LITTLEJOHN asks why migrant who gave birth near Marble Arch was ever in the UK in the first placeThe woman was variously described as ‘homeless’ or a ‘rough sleeper’ in the Marble Arch area. File image used
Here’s a story you may have missed, since it didn’t get much coverage in the newspapers and appears to have been ignored by the broadcast media.
I only stumbled across it when I was trying to catch up with what had been going on while I was taking a short break.
Very little, from what I can gather. But this one parable of our times grabbed my attention.
It languished at the bottom of Page 11 of last Thursday’s London Evening Standard and although it was followed up in a couple of other publications, I can’t help feeling it deserves a wider audience.
‘Three police officers had to step in to deliver a baby in front of shocked commuters and tourists in the morning rush hour at Marble Arch.
‘The officers ran to help the woman after being alerted by passers-by. Ambulance staff provided instructions over the phone and she gave birth shortly after 8am.
‘One witness said: “We could not believe what we were seeing in a tourist spot in London in broad daylight. The woman was obviously in distress and the officers were brilliant at calming her down. They are real heroes.” ’
On one level you could argue that this is a heart-warming human drama, a precious new life safely delivered into the world by our versatile and compassionate British bobbies.
But we’re not talking Away In A Manger here. This is a real ‘Oi, Doris!’ eye-opener, which only serves to underline the insanity of our open borders immigration policy.
We are not told much about the woman involved. She is variously described as ‘homeless’ or a ‘rough sleeper’ as if she is the unwitting victim of cruel circumstances.
Her identity has not been forthcoming from either the Metropolitan Police or University College Hospital, where mother and baby were taken.