What Labour hath wrought

One of the things few people realize Tony Blair’s government did to England was to open the floodgates to virtually unlimited immigration.  Get a load of these numbers:

  • Between 1982 and 1997, Britain added about 50,000 new immigrants per year.
  • In 2004, a peak year, after a few years of Labour’s open borders approach, Britain added 244,000 immigrants in one year alone.
  • Other than 2004, average immigration recently has been 190,000 new immigrants per year.
  • Current immigration is 25 times higher than at any other time in the past 1,000 years.
  • By 2006, 68% of these immigrants had nothing to do with movement within the European Union.  (In other words, these aren’t the Polish immigrants we’re talking about here; these are the Pakistani ones.)

A coalition of British political figures, including a prominent Muslim member of the Labour party, are getting very worried and have floated a plan to limit permanent immigration to a mere 20,000 per year from on-EU countries.

The proposal is narrow and mild.  It wouldn’t stop EU immigrants, nor would it stop people seeking asylum, nor would it stop all the instant and generous welfare benefits Britain immediately and automatically confers on new immigrants (including, if I remember correctly, full welfare for each of an immigrant Muslim’s many wives).

The British public would support the idea.  Currently, 81% of Labour party members are on board with limiting the tidal wave of immigrants, immigrants who seek not to embrace the values and conduct of their new country, but to turn their new country into a 3rd world Muslim replica of the one they left behind.

Interestingly, the Labour party is adamantly opposed to the plan.  I guess it’s looking at demographics and has figured out that, in the long run, if it de-Britainizes Britain, it will get all those Muslim votes….

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  • Danny Lemieux

    The Socialist/Labor parties see the immigrants as pawns and votes for their own political purposes – they’ll keep them down, angry and poor so that they can be easily
    manipulated. This is much like what the Democrats (our own EUropean party) have done to the black and Hispanic underclass in Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Washington D.C., Hartford, Philadelphia and all the other Liberal/Utopian garden spots where they have reigned supreme for decades or more.

    The Brits, like many of the EUros, are dying the death of a thousand cuts.

    Hard socialism is homicide, soft socialism is suicide.

  • dg

    “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” Then again, throw up the walls and keep them all out!!

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Oh, dg. A poem is not a policy….

  • dg

    I know, I know. But it IS such a lovely poem…

  • Ymarsakar

    Helen would disagree, Book.