Monday, February 28, 2011

Immigration is bad say 63 per cent of whites, 43 per cent of Asians and 17 per cent of black Britons, Labour's fault, a total failure of planning

Dear All

Immigration is a good thing but as the old saying goes too much of a good thingcan be a bad thing.

The problem with immigration is the unacceptable way that the last Labour Government allowed it to spiral out of control as they allowed a social engineering experiment, under the guise of ‘assisting the economy’.

The Labour Party lied to the people of the UK.

This ‘experiment’ put pressure on jobs, housing and services and in some areas Councils said that they were struggling to cope.

If you mention immigration control, then you find yourself in the territory of ‘race politics’.

To speak out can lead to be being branded a racist, the idea is quite simple, people get ‘labelled’ by political parties so that they can be dismissed from the debate.

In Britain, we have seen the unacceptable rise of the ‘race politician’ who use race as a campaigning tool to get them into public office.

Labour MP Diane Abbott is a classic example of this.

But immigration should not be a race issue; it should be solely an economic issue.

Race politicians and their supporters have recently received some bad news via the Searchlight Educational Trust.

More Asians are now opposed to immigration than white Britons according to a new poll.

The poll reveals that opposition to new arrivals now transcends race.

It always did in my opinion, only opportunists hijack it for personal gain.

Research commissioned by the Searchlight Educational Trust found that 39 per cent of Asians, 34 per cent of whites and 21 per cent of blacks believed immigration should be halted either permanently or at least until the UK's economy was back on track.

Regardless whether you are black, white or Asian, people are coming to realise that the ‘open door’ mentality isn’t sustainable.

Or desirable, how can we tell youngsters they have a future then at the same time cut the legs from under them.

The findings are a stunning rebuke to the last Labour government of both Blair and Brown.

They deliberately opened the doors to untrammelled immigration and then sought to brand voters ‘bigots’ who questioned the pace of change.
The report, titled Fear and Hope: The New Politics Of Identity, reveals that a large proportion of voters, across all races and communities, now have concerns about immigration.

Immigration is seen as a bad thing for the UK by 63 per cent of whites, 43 per cent of Asians and 17 per cent of black Britons.

Add to that the failure of mainstream parties to speak out properly about immigration has left opened the door for a new far right party.

That ground is there to be claimed, but for mainstream parties it is fraught with difficulty.

Having jumped on the ‘race bandwagon’, they face the prospect of trying to get off.

Labour MP Jon Cruddas said the research showed a new approach to immigration was needed.

But the UK boat has already sailed, we now need an EU wide policy, when the EU was 7 states this issue wasn’t a problem, now it is 27, we have a big problem.

This Tory Government needs to take this up directly at the heart of Europe.

The Searchlight Educational Trust said the report 'throws down a challenge' to mainstream political parties.

Events in Libya and elsewhere show how a government can quickly slide if the people are continually ignored.

In Britain, this danger means parties like the BNP gain at the expenses of the mainstream.

The report’s author Nick Lowles said young people are more open to living in an ethnically diverse society as they should be but there are dark clouds on the horizon for the political class.

He said:

“This report gives those of us who are campaigning against extremism nowhere to hide. The harsh truth is we are in danger of losing touch with the public on race, immigration and multiculturalism. The attitude of all sections of the community to these complex issues is now running far ahead of the politicians and community leaders.”

The multiculturalism experiment is dead as it presently stands because it wasn’t managed properly.

Labour MP Jon Cruddas said the findings should ‘ricochet through the body politic’ as they showed the potential for the rise of the far-right unless mainstream parties acted soon.

In a foreword to the report, he wrote:

“Put simply, unless political parties step up and provide a new language of material well-being, of identity and belonging, then these political forces might refract into more malign forms. As such, the political class has been warned.”

All the people of Britain regardless of colour have spoken, they are all saying the same thing; they need for controlled immigration.

But the debate is confined to these shores, its too late for that; it is now an EU wide debate that is needed.

This means major repairs and not just a botched patch up job.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Mr. Mxyzptlk said...


Yeah but the snp love immigrants and some like Indygal Goes to Holyrood! more than the natural born citisens...

As long as you say i will vote for the snp anyone from anywhere is welcome to stay in snpland.

George Laird said...

Dear Mxyzptlk

Immigration as I said is a good thing, if it is properly managed.

No party despite what they say has an 'open door' policy.

If they think they do, then they are kidding themselves on.

And if independence is to go forward we need proper policies to place in front of the electorate, not soundbytes.

It is time that the reserved issues were dealt with in detailed policy terms.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University