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MASS IMMIGRATION HAS BEEN A TOTAL DISASTER FOR THE UK
« on: October 11, 2012, 10:34:51 PM »
MASS IMMIGRATION HAS BEEN A TOTAL DISASTER FOR THE UK
Home Secretary Theresa May
Thursday October 11,2012


By Leo McKinstry


ED MILIBAND'S claim to be a ?One Nation? leader is an exercise in spectacularly cynical deceit. In recent British history no one ever did more to undermine our nationhood than the last Labour government, of which Miliband was a key member.


Through its attachment to the twin ideologies of mass immigration and cultural diversity, the Labour party tore apart the bonds of solidarity that once held our country together.

 For too long, the Tories have been insufficiently robust in challenging the disastrous social revolution that Labour
 inflicted on Britain.

Eager to parade their own progressive credentials, senior Conservatives have tried to avoid talking about immigration, despite opinion polls which show that it is one of the British public?s biggest concerns.

 But at last one senior minister has had the guts to make an unequivocal denunciation of Labour?s catastrophic policy.

 This week, at the Tory Conference, the Home Secretary Theresa May used clear, unapologetic language to highlight

But the crucial task facing the Tory-led coalition is to translate May?s fine rhetoric into action
the damage caused by years of uncontrolled immigration, from the breakdown in social cohesion to the strain on
 the public infrastructure.

 It might seem ironic to see May taking up the cause of stronger migration controls, given that she has long been
 regarded as a keen Tory moderniser rather than a traditionalist.

 For many, she is still notorious for her 2002 speech at the Bournemouth Conference where she declared that the
 Conservatives were seen as ?the nasty party,? a label that stuck for much of the decade.

BUT in truth there is nothing remotely extreme or radical in seeking to cut immigration.

Such an approach is just common sense, supported by the overwhelming majority of British citizens. The real extremists are dogmatic zealots for multiculturalism, who seek to continue the demographic transformation
 of Britain and who regard all opposition to their project as nothing bigotry.

 In contrast Theresa May?s highly effective demolition job on Labour?s strategy was exactly in line with mainstream
 public opinion.

She was right to contradict the fashionable Left-wing myth that immigration boosts the economy.

?There isn?t a shred of evidence that uncontrolled, mass immigration makes us better off,? she declared.

Indeed the opposite is true, for the vast influx of foreigners not only drives down wages for the working class but
 also throws huge numbers of them on the dole.

 At a time of economic crisis, when more than five million are out of work and living on benefits, it is madness to import large quantities of foreign labour.

In addition current levels of immigration, running at almost 600,000 arrivals a year, put an unbearable strain
 on our public services, particularly education, housing and the NHS.

 The relentless tidal wave of foreigners has also wrecked the British post-war welfare settlement, for a significant proportion of them come here not to work but to claim benefits.

 Indeed, rates of welfare dependency among migrant communities are much higher than for the indigenous population.

 But the social security system was meant to be based on reciprocity: benefits in hard times were supposed to be earned through payments in taxes and national insurances.

Yet large numbers of jobless migrant claimants, like the scores of families living on housing benefit in luxurious, multi-million pound houses in London, have made absolutely no contribution to our society.

Subsidising workshy Somalians to live in lavish accommodation that most British taxpayers could never afford is not only an affront to social justice but is the path to economic ruin.

 Mass immigration weakens social cohesion in other ways, such as the import of foreign crime, gangsterism, tribal conflict and superstition.

We are now a land whose civic order tolerates the institutionalised misogyny of Islamic Sharia law and turns a blind eye to the grooming of vulnerable working- class girls by Asian gangs.

In one of her most biting passages, May mocked Ed Miliband?s recent assertion that ?it is not racist to worry about immigration?.

As she pointed out, Labour has long been in the habit of throwing charges of racism at its opponents.

 Both William Hague and Michael Howard were accused by Labour of ?playing the race card? in calling for tighter border controls, while Gordon Brown encapsulated Labour?s outlook when he described Rochdale voter Gillian Duffy as ?a bigot? in the 2010 campaign for daring to voice her worries about immigration.

 Labour?s vision is of a fragmented, ever-changing, multicultural nation, devoid of any genuine pride or mutual sense
 of belonging. The British people don?t want that.

But the crucial task facing the Tory-led coalition is to translate May?s fine rhetoric into action.

 She has made a start with some measures, such as a crackdown on the abuse of student visas, the introduction of
 a cap on migrant numbers from outside the European Union and limits on work visas.

But the Government still needs to go much further, through steps such as tougher controls on welfare claims by migrants and more vigour in deporting illegals and foreign prisoners.

 Furthermore the repeal of the wretched Human Rights Act would help to end widespread abuses. Given our island
 status, controlling our borders should not be as difficult as the politicians pretend.

As Winston Churchill put it in 1940, ?We have the right to do what we like with our own territory.?


 
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