Friday, October 17, 2008

Shocking News from Britain

Shocking because someone in the British government said something that makes sense, which, these days, is extremely rare.

Strict limits are to be imposed on immigration amid fears that unemployment rises in the economic downturn will fuel racial tension.

Phil Woolas, in his first interview since taking over as Immigration Minister, said that he wanted to see a dramatic reduction in the number of migrants coming to Britain.

In what many will see as extraordinary remarks for a Labour minister, he told The Times that the economic backdrop changed everything. “If people are being made unemployed, the question of immigration becomes extremely thorny . . . It’s been too easy to get into this country in the past and it’s going to get harder,” he said.

Ministers intended to introduce changes to allow it to set a limit on migration, he said. “This Government isn’t going to allow the population to go up to 70 million. There has to be a balance between the number of people coming in and the number of people leaving.”

With the British economy particularly hard hit by the current global financial meltdown, reducing immigration (both legal and illegal) is simply a common sense move. Adding more workers when there is a shortage of jobs in lunacy. Of course, given that the UK is a welfare state, immigration doesn't neccessarily translate to having more workers, not matter what the economic conditions.

Woolas's comments caused shock across the governing (barely) Labor establishment.

Until now the Government has shied away from curbing levels of immigration, which have reached record levels under Labour.

Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, was shocked by the comments. “I would be astonished at a Labour immigration minister in effect changing the policy,” he said. “His predecessor and the Home Secretary have made it very clear they do not support a quota.”

The high levels of immigration to the UK, especially from non-Western places like Pakistan have added nothing to British culture (except for a new wave of terrorists). Indeed, it has help fragment the British people and errode British culture in a way that no foreign army ever has. Labor - the British left - has been at the forefront of working to demolish the idea of Britain as a distinct culture and the English, Welsh and Scots as distinct peoples. For a Labor minister to call for immigration restriction - even in the face of economic calamity is quite a surprising u-turn.

With immigration still a big issue of public concern, Labour is under pressure to toughen its approach after the Tories revealed plans for annual limits on numbers entering the country.

The Tories (the conservative party) has been gaining steadily against the hapless Labor party for some time and will probably wrest control of the government from Labor in the next general election. So Woolas's proposals probably represent a desperate acknowledgement by Labor of the UK public's growing anger at their open door immigration policies.

Still, even if Woolas was to implement his ideas, it would not be enough to undo the damage that has already been done.

The latest figures estimate that net migration – the gap between those entering and those leaving the country – will run at more than 200,000 a year until 2012. About 70 per cent of population growth over the next 25 years is expected to be a result of migration.

This is disaster for Britain. Immigration continues to undermine national cohesion, dillute British culture and overwhelm the native ethnic demographic of the UK. The British people never voted to authorize the invasion of their nation - that was an idea foisted upon them by their elites.

Labor's dedication to open door immigration and the culturally devastating ideologies of multiculturalism and political correctness are so deep that Woolas's statements must be treated with some skepticism. If Labor were to endorse his ideas, it would mark a striking break with decades of policy. The advocates of that intellectual poision have been gleefully watching Britain die for many years under the immigration tidal wave they unleashed. They will not be pleased with Woolas's comments, and will likely agitate against him. They would rather see Labor defeated than abandon their dream of wiping out British (and later Western) culture. It is more likely that Woolas will quickly find himself denounced as a racist and a fascist, among other things, and forced from his position.

On the other hand, perhaps the converging pressures of economic crisis and impending electoral disaster have forced a hiccup of common sense from Labor. If so, it would be the first such hiccup in years.

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