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  • Who benefits from Immigration ?

    Posted by Michael Kennedy on May 27th, 2013 (All posts by )

    The British seem to be discovering something about immigration that was obvious to many of us on this side of the Atlantic a long time ago.

    documented immigrant

    The release of a previously unseen document suggested that Labour’s migration policy over the past decade had been aimed not just at meeting the country’s economic needs, but also the Government’s “social objectives”.

    The paper said migration would “enhance economic growth” and made clear that trying to halt or reverse it could be “economically damaging”. But it also stated that immigration had general “benefits” and that a new policy framework was needed to “maximise” the contribution of migration to the Government’s wider social aims.

    The Government has always denied that social engineering played a part in its migration policy.

    However, the paper, which was written in 2000 at a time when immigration began to increase dramatically, said controls were contrary to its policy objectives and could lead to “social exclusion”.

    Imagine that !

    Last night, the Conservatives demanded an independent inquiry into the issue. It was alleged that the document showed that Labour had overseen a deliberate open-door ­policy on immigration to boost multi-culturalism.

    Voting trends indicate that migrants and their descendants are much more likely to vote Labour.

    The existence of the draft policy paper, which was drawn up by a Cabinet Office think tank and a Home Office research unit, was disclosed last year by Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.

    He alleged at the time that the sharp increase in immigration over the past 10 years was partly due to a “driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multi-cultural”.

    Yet Marco Rubio assures us that the new immigrant citizen will vote for Republicans out of gratitude.

    Sir Andrew Green, the chairman of Migrationwatch, said the document showed that Mr Neather, who claimed ministers wanted to radically change the country and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”, had been correct in his account of Labour’s immigration policy.

    It’s too late for the Brits, as we see.

    What does our future hold ? Of course, our new immigrants don’t use meat cleavers.

     

    15 Responses to “Who benefits from Immigration ?”

    1. Sgt. Mom Says:

      Doubtless a case of the people forfeiting the confidence of the government, and the government subsequently deciding that it would be easier to dissolve the people and elect another …

    2. Robert Schwartz Says:

      Mom: You beat me. Here is the whole poem:

      Die Lösung
      Bertolt Brecht

      Nach dem Aufstand des 17, Juni
      Ließ der Sekretär des Schriftstellerverbands
      In der Stalinallee Flugblätter verteilen
      Auf denen zu lesen war, daß das Volk
      Das Vertrauen der Regierung verscherzt habe
      Und es nur durch verdoppelte Arbeit
      Zurückerobern könne. Wäre es da
      Nicht doch einfacher, die Regierung
      Löste das Volk auf und
      Wählte ein anderes?

      The Solution
      Bertolt Brecht

      After the uprising of the 17th June
      The Secretary of the Writer’s Union
      Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee
      Stating that the people
      Had forfeited the confidence of the government
      And could win it back only
      By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier
      In that case for the government
      To dissolve the people
      And elect another?

    3. PenGun Says:

      Your entire country was taken from the Indians who lived there first. You are all immigrants and their descendents, from Europe mostly.

      It’s racism really, as so many things like this are.

    4. TMLutas Says:

      PenGun – What, in particular is racism? You aren’t talking about the efforts of La Raza, are you?

      So confusing.

    5. Sgt. Mom Says:

      “Your entire country was taken from the Indians who lived there first. You are all immigrants and their descendents, from Europe mostly.” – Pengun

      Algonkin, Arapaho, Assiniboin, Atsima, Bellabella, Bellacoola, Beothuk, Carriers, Chilcotin, Chippewa, Chipewyan, Comox, Cowichan, Cree, Crow, Dakota, Eskimo, Etchaottine, Haida, Hidatsa, Huron, Iriquois, Kawchottine, Kitksan, Kutchin, Kutenai, Kwakiutl, Lake Indians, Lillooet, Malecite, Micmac, Montagnais-Naskapi, Nahane, Nakotcho-kutchin, Nanaimo, Neutral, Niska, Nooksak, Nootka, Ntlakyapamuk, Okanagon, Ottawa, Passamaquoddy, Puntlatsh, Sarcee, Sarsi, Seechelt, Sekani, Senijextee, Shuswap, Siksika, Songish, Squawmish, Stalo, Stuwihamuk, Tahltan, Takkuth-kutchin, Tatlit-kutchin, Tatsanottine, Thlingchadinne, Tionontati, Tsattine, Tsetsaut, Tsimshian, Tutchone …

      Taken from a list of Canadian Indian tribes, (although some of them overlapped into the present-day US) – http://www.canadiangenealogy.net/indians/

    6. Michael Kennedy Says:

      I don’t think the Canucks have much to complain about with us given their similar situation with respect to Indians. Then, of course, there are the Angles and the Saxons who massacred the poor Briton and the Dorian invasion that massacred the Acheans and the Hindus that massacred the poor folks of the Indus Valley

      The Cro-Magnons probably did nasty things to the Neanderthals.

      And the …..

      Well how about this?

    7. VXXC Says:

      Speaking of Tribe that’s where Rubio is placing his bet.

      I thought he was ambitious, we may add unprincipled and ruthless as well.

      ============================

      It’s not too late for the Brits, nor us. We simply have to go on a quest, a journey…to find our missing magic spheres. If we can only find these magic spheres we’ll be able to defend ourselves again.

      We also have to simply recognize that if the government has decided to elect a new people – which is simply the latest in their endless and growing list of predations – then there is a name for this government from the Peoples point of view:

      ENEMY.

    8. VXXC Says:

      Stop worrying about nasty and start making other people worry.

      Oh and find the magic spheres.

      Maybe we can have Spielberg come up with some schmalzy movie about a boy and his friends on a quest to find the magic spheres. They are lost by the ancestors who betrayed him, known as the Evil Boomer overlords. Having none themselves they decided none could have them.

      If only the boys can find their magic spheres – AND USE THEM – the Kingdom will be safe again.

    9. chuck Says:

      If you don’t believe in conspiracy theories, you’re probably missing something. Conspiracy is just goal oriented cooperation on the sly.

    10. Cris Says:

      Lo! BicBoy, have you ever even read a book? Pre-Columbian North America was in constant turmoil, with tribes and clans in constant warfare; murdering, torturing and enslaving their neighbors. Not to mention the subjugation of women (Reminds one of Afghanistan, eh?).
      And not just here. How about them Aztecs? The Sweden of MesoAmerica, they had there. What was that tune all the young girls sang, something about leaving their hearts in Tenochtitlan?
      Not that the pallid race is perfect, far from it. But the society now in North America is considerably better for everyone than the one it replaced.

    11. Melissa Says:

      Our “immigrants” use airplanes, pressure cookers and cars to kill us. Who are you kidding?

    12. Gringo Says:

      PenGun:
      Your entire country was taken from the Indians who lived there first. You are all immigrants and their descendents, from Europe mostly.It’s racism really, as so many things like this are.

      And our BC Bourbon, are you contemplating returning to where YOUR ancestors came from? Return Canada to the Indians!

    13. East Anglian Says:

      The British seem to be discovering something about immigration that was obvious to many of us on this side of the Atlantic a long time ago

      Too bad it was never obvious to the GOP or the so-called Conservative Movement.

      Your entire country was taken from the Indians who lived there first. You are all immigrants and their descendents, from Europe mostly.

      What’s that got to do with the foreign invasion of England*?

      Given that we (English and Europeans) never complained about stolen lands when we receiving American, Canadian, and South African whites help in two world wars it would be hypocritical, not to mention perfidious, of us to now criticise them for conquering the New World.

      * Until now Scotland, N Ireland, and to some extent Wales seem to have avoided most the vibrancy we are, ahem, enjoying.

    14. East Anglian Says:

      Sorry for not proofreading the above before submitting.

    15. Michael Kennedy Says:

      There is an interesting exchange of population going on between France and England. English (I use the term advisedly PenGun) retirees are moving to France villages and young French knowledge workers are moving to London. It’s a strain on the French health care system, the best in the world, and someone will have to figure out a solution.