People like Dexter Bristol, who came to Britain at the age of eight from Grenada to join his mother, and who died suddenly last month at the age of 57 after being classified as an illegal immigrant and losing his job.
‘Hostile: showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.’
Synonyms include antagonistic, aggressive, confrontational, belligerent, bellicose, pugnacious, truculent, combative, and warlike.
Let’s bear those synonyms in mind as we consider Mrs May’s now notorious promise in 2012 to ‘create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration.’ A really hostile environment?
How about a really aggressive environment?
Remember those words: ‘Create a really hostile environment.’