ARE you a fearful older voter obsessed with asylum seekers thanks to the tabloids? Here’s what to do if hordes of them arrive in your cul-de-sac.
Train your Yorkshire terrier as a guard dog
Retiree pets like Yorkies and West Highland Whites aren’t as intimidating as a 90-pound Doberman. But once the yappy little bastards start barking they won’t shut up, forcing marauding asylum seekers to flee before they get a migraine.
Pick off home invaders one-by-one
When the asylum seekers break in, you’ll have to assume the role of John McClane. Wear your comfiest slippers for maximum stealth. You won’t have a Heckler & Koch machine gun, but you can probably dispatch them with a blow from a Royal Doulton figurine.
Don’t call the police
The police are ridiculously politically correct these days, so when asylum seekers take over your home, coppers will accept their word over yours and believe YOU stole it from THEM. That’s what your brother-in-law Geoff says on Facebook, anyway.
Form a Dad’s Army
Be ready for the terrifying mob that exists only in your imagination by setting up a local militia. You won’t have to actually fight anyone and it’s a fitting tribute to proper comedy, not like the rubbish you get nowadays. Also drilling with a broom handle for a gun will be a nice change from watering the tomatoes.
Set up Home Alone-style boobytraps
You’ve got a half-empty can of paint and some gardening tools you never use, so create a deadly spiked weapon that swings down your hallway if someone sets off a tripwire. Just don’t accidentally murder yourself while going for a wee in the night.
Monitor the situation constantly
Like a battlefield general you need high-grade intelligence about the enemy’s movements, so study the Daily Express and Mail every day. Also peer out of your windows all the time. That asylum seeker might just be an Asian postman, but phone the Home Office anyway.