Let them eat immigration, says Home Secretary

Remember the Labor Party apocalypse in the expenses scandal? Remember the European and local elections last month, with the BNP winning two European Parliament seats and humiliating Labor? Remember how it was said—remember how we all thought—that these shattering developments were finally going to force the Labor Government to face the issues they’ve been ignoring, particularly immigration?

It’s not happening. Nothing is changing. The government will not even institute a numerical limit—which other European countries have in place—on the number of immigrants allowed to enter the country. Home Secretary Alan Johnson has with insufferable smugness and finality declared that immigration is an economic benefit, and that he likes multicultural Britannia, and that’s that.

So the widespread rage against Labor (including the defection of many life-long Labor voters to the BNP), which was thought to be transformative, has come to nothing. How will the British people react to this thumb in their eye? What is left for them to do?

Britain is so far gone that only a revolution can save it. Britain needs a million people marching on Parliament. It needs a national strike. It needs blood in the streets. Not the blood of the other side, but the blood of English patriots when they take a stand and refuse to disband when the police tell them to. This website has never before advocated any act of civic lawbreaking. But this is life or death. The pacific nature of the British, their suppressed emotions, their don’t-make-a-fuss quality, which was once a key to their greatness, has made them passive tools of a leftist regime that seeks their destruction. That regime must be overthrown and destroyed, and the people who lead it excluded from politics for life.

The word comes via the Mail:

I won’t put a cap on immigration vows the Home Secretary
By Tim Shipman
15th July 2009

Home Secretary Alan Johnson last night refused point blank to cap the number of immigrants coming to Britain.

And he said he does not ‘lie awake at night’ worrying about the population hitting 70million.

Official figures show at the current rate of increase the British population will hit the milestone within 20 years, with a further seven million immigrants placing a burden on public services.

Immigration Minister Phil Woolas has pledged that the Government will not allow the population to grow to that level. But last night he was apparently undermined by his boss.

Speaking at the Home Affairs Select Committee, Mr Johnson said he would not bring in a cap because it would harm the economy, claiming the argument that immigration had made a contribution to the economy was ‘irrefutable’.

‘I do not lie awake at night worrying about a population of 70million,’ he told the cross-party group of MPs.

‘I’m happy to live in a multi-cultural society. I’m happy to live in a society where we not only welcome those coming to live and work in this country, but also where we can go and live and work in other countries.’

The Home Secretary did acknowledge the recession has made it more difficult for ministers to convince British workers who have lost their jobs that immigration is beneficial.

But his argument goes against evidence that the vast majority of jobs created in the private sector have gone to immigrants—meaning local workers have failed to feel the benefits.

In recent years, Labour has tried to head off the rise of the British National Party by giving the impression that it is talking tough on immigration.

The BNP won two seats in the European Parliament last month after it exploited fears in Labour’s white working class heartlands, taking tens of thousands of votes from the governing party.

In 2007, Prime Minister Gordon Brown made his now infamous ‘British Jobs for British Workers’ speech at the Labour party conference. But the slogan has come back to haunt him—in particular during the dispute over the use of imported labour at the Total oil refinery in North Lincolnshire earlier this year.

A poll earlier this week found one in four Britons would like to see the population reduced by up to a third to ease overcrowding. Seven out of ten said the best way to curb population growth was to cut immigration.

The population stands at around 61million. If it hits 70million, with seven million immigrants making up most of the rise—it is the equivalent of adding the population of Sweden in just two decades, almost all of it in England.

Earlier this week campaign group MigrationWatch UK warned the balance of those settling in the country would have to be reduced to 50,000 from the current level of 237,000 every year.

The Government’s points-based system is likely to cut immigrant numbers by around 8 per cent to 217,000. Tory immigration policies are likely to bring about a drop of 27 per cent to 172,000.

Last night MigrationWatch director Sir Andrew Green said: ‘No wonder the political class is in such disrepute.

‘Here is a new Home Secretary immediately riding roughshod over public opinion that is hugely opposed to the mass immigration which this Government is encouraging.

‘For a start, how is a government that is broke going to pay for all the houses, schools and hospitals that an extra seven million immigrants will need in the next 20 years?’

Former Labour Minister Frank Field, who runs a cross-party group called Balanced Migration, which campaigns to limit the number of immigrants to manageable levels, was dismissive of the Home Secretary’s claims not to lie awake at night. He said: ‘It must be a misquote because it should be.’

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Karen writes from England:

A bit of hot summer weather and the British people have forgotten all about immigration and its devastating effect on the country. The politicians know their electorate and it is sad but true that many people are interested only in following celebrities and enjoying themselves. Their lives are entirely superficial and after a bit of modest fuss and annoyance with the Labour party, it is all soon forgotten. It will take radical action to get rid of the major political parties and there is no sign of that yet. A revolution is the only way of doing it but the population would have to suffer much more hardship to bring that about.

A. Zarkov writes:

Mr. Auster writes, “Britain is so far gone that only a revolution can save it. Britain needs a million people marching on Parliament. It needs a national strike. It needs blood in the streets.” Strong stuff. But I’m afraid it might be realistic. I hate the idea of any kind of revolution because revolutions carry great risks, and they usually turn out badly. I also abhor any kind of physical violence. It goes against every particle of my being to hurt any kind of living thing. But what are we and Britain to do?

Here in the U.S., Obama and the Democrats seem hell bent to destroy the republic. We have TARP, the stimulus package, cap and trade, and now the health care bill. Waiting in the wings is an amnesty bill that will flood the country with Mexicans who will be voracious consumers of all the new largesse. We also have the Treasury and the Federal Reserve buying up junk assets with abandon and in secret. The bill for all this is so staggering that we can’t even begin to calculate the primary effects, secondary effects and the unintended consequences. This prescription for the destruction of the republic is being forced on the country with utmost speed and with little debate. No one can even begin to understand how all this will play out, and we should be studying and debating any one of these bills for at least a year. Unless Americans do more than send emails to their congressman and write blog posts, the U.S. will become a Third World like dictatorship in short order. I am puzzled as to why Obama and the Democrats along with the passive castrated Republican party are doing all this. I’m afraid something very sinister is going on. Perhaps the government is under the strong influence or even control of foreign powers or interests. How else can we understand the suicidal actions going on? What kind of a leadership wants to the destroy the country they lead?

I want to encourage VFR readers to send in their thoughts of what kind of direct action we need to take to stop the madness. Somehow somewhere a leader must emerge to save us.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 15, 2009 01:40 AM | Send

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