Brits are stupid! Europhile peer behind Article 50 sparks fury

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 Brits are stupid! Europhile peer behind Article 50 sparks fury after he says we need MORE migrants because we're not intelligent enough 
Lord Kerr helped draft Lisbon Treaty, which includes the famous Article 50
He said Leave 'cleverly outsourced xenophobia and racism' to Nigel Farage
Quentin Letts says the peer's comments are  'reprehensible and foolish' 
By Daniel Martin Chief Political Correspondent For The Daily Mail
Published: 23:49, 17 November 2016 | Updated: 12:01, 18 November 2016
The peerwho co-wrote the legal mechanism by which Britain will leave the EU sparked fury last night after arguing that the country needed immigration because ‘we native Brits are so bloody stupid’.
Lord Kerr said the UK needed an influx of intelligent foreigners to keep us on the right path.
And he claimed the Leave side only won the referendum by ‘cleverly outsourcing xenophobia and racism’ to Nigel Farage – allowing the Ukip leader to make the sort of offensive claims that would boost the campaign.

Lord Kerr (pictured) said the Leave campaign won after 'cleverly outsourcing xenophobia and racism’ to UKIP leader Nigel Farage
Eurosceptic Tory MP Peter Lilley walked out of the event, hosted by a civil service think-tank yesterday, after the ‘odious’ comments were made. 
The former Cabinet minister said he had considered reporting Lord Kerr for hate speech and being ‘racially abusive of the British people’.
In my view, immigration is the thing that keeps this country running 
Lord Kerr 
Lord Kerr, a prominent Europhile, faced criticism earlier this month when he said Brexit was not ‘irrevocable’ and that the people might want to ‘think again’ once the terms become clear.
The crossbench peer helped drafted the Lisbon Treaty, whose Article 50 sets out the process by which members can leave the EU. 
At the event, hosted by the Institute for Government, he said the influx of migrants was a ‘good thing’.
He said: ‘There’s a much deeper argument to have – and that is about whether immigration is good for you or bad for you. In my view, immigration is the thing that keeps this country running.
‘We native Brits are so bloody stupid that we need an injection of intelligent people, young people from outside who come in and wake us up from time to time.’
The peer blamed the referendum result on David Cameron’s ‘disastrous off-the-cuff “no ifs no buts” commitment’ to keep net migration to less than 100,000 a year.
In fact, he said, the Government would not have met the target even if all immigration from the EU had.

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‘It’s completely true that the Leave campaign, by cleverly outsourcing the xenophobia and the racism to the Farage campaign, were able to salve their consciences it seems by pinning Cameron to the fact that we would only take back control when we left,’ he said.
‘But supposing we did stop all the immigration from the EU, we would not have met Mr Cameron’s target – he would have done a lot of damage to the country if he had met it, but it was in his power to meet it by stopping immigration from outside the EU. So the premise of the argument about immigration was false.’ 
He added: ‘In Wales and the North East there is a perception of an immigration problem. No political party in Britain is having the guts to address that issue.’
Lord Kerr, a former ambassador to both the EU and the US, said the civil service was opposed to leaving the EU. He said Theresa May’s insistence that the UK should be able to limit immigration as part of a future deal with the EU meant that ‘we are heading for a very, very hard and unpleasant Brexit’.
‘And why? Because it rests on a fundamental preconception which none of the three parties were brave enough to address.
‘That’s the principal problem: not the reality of immigration, which is a good thing; but the perception of immigration in the country and that pusillanimity of politicians.’
Mr Lilley said: ‘I think these comments revealed the contempt that some Eurocrats like Lord Kerr have for ordinary British people.
‘They think they are there to rule the country and hugely resent any interference by the electorate.’
He said he had considered reporting the peer for hate speech, but decided not to do so. ‘I don’t like the law to prosecute opinions however odious,’ he said.
Mr Lilley also criticised Lord Kerr for saying the housing crisis had nothing to do with immigration.
‘To say the British people are stupid and then to suggest that housing has nothing to do with immigration displays such profound stupidity that one wonders why he lectures other people,’ he said.
‘It is particularly odd coming from a man who is racially abusive of British people.’
THE EURO ZEALOT WHOSE WORLD HAS IMPLODED                        by Quentin Letts

Quentin Letts (pictured) says Lord Kerr's reaction to Brexit is 'reprehensible'
John Kerr is the authentic, drawling voice of the European elite. Whitehall insider, British ambassador, Shell deputy chairman, peer of the realm – he has been these and more, outwardly droll, bookishly pleased with himself. Kerr is clever and courtly in his ways. But with his tobaccoey timbre he is zealotry cloaked in velvet.
He is also, at present, smoulderingly angry about the Brexit vote. For decades he had been a leading proponent of the European superstate.
He was ambassador to the EU and helped to write the EU constitution (including Article 50, its exit route). He is now having to watch the whole caboodle run smack into a wall. The poor fellow’s cosy little world has imploded.
Kerr’s outburst about immigration and how the ‘bloody stupid’ British native population needs its intelligence topped up by foreigners, is both reprehensible and foolish. It is troubling in its echoes of eugenics and in its blatant contempt for the people of this country. That ‘bloody stupid’ peasantry can see how out of touch the unelected snoots of the House of Lords have become.
His disregard for the great unwashed of the electorate is widely shared in the Upper House. They regard democracy as a tiresome business at best. Days after the EU referendum, Kerr made a speech in the Lords in which he said that ‘student politics may have trashed the country but now it is time for the grown-ups to reassert themselves’. By ‘grown-ups’ he meant pro-EU members of the Establishment. When Kerr speaks of elected politicians, the disdain is tangible.
His comments in the Chamber that day drew hear-hears and nods of approval from the Labour and Lib Dem benches. Kerr, 74, son of a Glasgow doctor, was educated at Oxford University. His long career in the diplomatic service saw him fast-streamed to numerous overseas postings including Moscow, Pakistan and Washington DC, where he was head of Chancery (ie the intelligence bit) and later ambassador in the Clinton years. Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the US presidential election may only have added to Kerr’s sense of dizzying impotence.
In the early 1980s he had a stint at the Treasury, working as aide to Chancellor Geoffrey Howe. Was it Howe, the pro-European who brought down Margaret Thatcher, who persuaded Kerr that the European project was so wonderful? Or does his support for Brussels flow from a more self-interested attachment to the bureaucratic machinery that has served him so lucratively in his career? Kerr’s post-retirement position at Shell, along with directorships at Scottish Power, Rio Tinto, Scottish American Investments and elsewhere, have made him a man of means.
Sir John Major, in his memoirs, let slip his opinion of Kerr (who had guided the naïve Major through the Maastricht Treaty maelstrom). ‘When Kerr comes up to you and asks the time,’ wrote Major, ‘you wonder why me and why now?’
Until yesterday he possibly retained that almost hypnotic aura of deft, connected, shrewdness. Now, I’m afraid, he just looks a clumsy racist and an obdurate obstacle to the public’s legitimate concerns about immigration and to the clearly expressed democratic will of more than 17 million voters. 
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