in massmigration; and
the illegal trafficking of drugs and people represent some of the
many challenges to the principle of non-interference, and as such to
the very bases upon which East Asia has built its networks of
relations since 1945. This chapter proposes that the potential for a
shift in the regional approach to security lies precisely in these
areas of interest, and
terms of advancing UK national interests. ‘What happens in Somalia’, Cameron said, ‘if it’s a good outcome, it’s good for Britain, it means less terrorism, less migration, less piracy; ditto South Sudan’ (Mason, 2015 ). Moreover, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, stated in 2016 that ‘it’s part of our effort to tackle the instability that leads to massmigration and terrorism. It will help keep Britain safe while improving lives abroad’ (Ministry of Defence, 2016b ). Terrorism also plays a significant role in the UK Government’s justification for the deployment of up
The Conservative Party and Africa from opposition to government
had made between UK aid and humanitarian assistance overseas, and ‘reducing the pressures of massmigration’ (Patel, 2016 ). It also highlighted Britain’s leadership role in development, citing the Ebola response as a case where ‘it fell to the UK, the USA and others to grip the situation’ ( ibid .).
The second bilateral aid review, delayed and later finalised by Patel following her appointment, signalled an intention to focus on Africa’s ‘arc of instability’, and the promotion of private sector investment (Department for International
not seen as
being threatened by the war in the former Yugoslavia or the genocide in
Rwanda or, now, Algeria. The only possible problem might be the massmigration that such conflicts inevitably produce, but even this is seen as a
wider problem of economic migration away from post-communist regimes.
There is a culture of contentment that we, in the rest of Europe, will escape
unscathed, and little evidence of the doctrine of the ‘good neighbour’ except
in the most elementary human form of tea and sympathy. It has to be
concluded that while Spain was seen as the
North had sent their people to countries in the South; after World War II, an increasing number of people travelled the other way. During the 1990s this migratory flow was increasing so fast that demographers began to talk about a ‘new Great Migration’. As a result of it, hundreds of thousands of immigrants from the South accumulated in the cities in Western Europe and the USA. The result was not only Lyotard’s ‘postmodern condition’ of multicultural choice; the massmigration also triggered new social tensions.
Critics of immigration and of the multicultural