Birds don't discriminate - so why do we?

IS there an important lesson for politicians (and all of us) from birds?

Perhaps so, according to a paragraph in the closing chapter of a posthumously-published book by birder, poet, playright and thinker Yessengali Raushanov of Kazakhstan.

He writes: "Migrant birds do not observe international borders.

"They are opposed to the idea of separating or discriminating against countries, religions, races or nationalities."

Hmmm! Try telling Suella Braverman that.

* The Birds Are Our Friends is an extraordinary study of the relationship between humans and birds. It is published in paperback (£18.99) by Whittles Publishing.