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….