“…a plane taking off to Rwanda, that’s my dream, it’s my obsession.”
The Home Secretary, to the Conservative Party conference, 4 October 2022.
I'll tell you about my dream. It involves children being taught to share their toys and games while synapses are still forming, not set hard as cold steel, as professional smiles with nothing in the eyes.
It involves reading wee children open ended stories of what could one day be, not of ogres coming from faraway lands when really the monsters are already here, razor tongued and sharp suited.
It involves soft hands, soft beds, soft shoulders for tired wee heads so that, all full up, they learn to teach the language of love to each fellow creature - even one as unspeakable as you.