If you’re being careful to stay out of the sun in the worst hours of the afternoon, if you’re putting on sun screen and watching out for the UV index in the weather report, if all your air-conditioning units are running on tilt, think of 27 people who have been stuck on a Danish ship for 12 days.
27 #persone salvate 12 giorni fa dal tanker #Etienne sono all’ancora a largo di #Malta con oltre 38 gradi al sole … cosa stiamo aspettando? Abbiamo degli aggiornamenti?@RobertAbela_MT @byroncamilleri @MaltaGov @rbx_afm @DavidSassoli @vonderleyen @Pontifex_it @BishopScicluna pic.twitter.com/kLxuhjUDis
— ReginaCatrambone (@ReginaCatrambon) August 17, 2020
When the tanker saved them the government said it would not let them in before it found “a European solution” to share the burden. 27 people looking for shade on the ground while the government arranges for their onward journey is not a burden. It’s a duty.
Leaving them out there while the prime minister hops on the same water for his weekly holiday is a burden. It’s not much to be fair, but we pay his salary.