A Modest Proposal

In A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, describe the speaker's real meaning when he asserts that England will not mind if Ireland kills and eats its babies.

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This statement is, of course, satirical in nature. He doesn't actually mean that they should roast up the Irish children and serve them. But, he is making the point that, in essence, this is what the British crown is figuratively doing by doing nothing to ease the extreme poverty and the child worker laws.