Thursday, May 21, 2015
640,000 migrants last year, and that's just the legals; but still the BBC won't discuss immigration seriously
The government estimate of a mere 600,000 illegals (which anyway doesn't include dependants and non-workers, which would boost it to a million; and it;s now a decade out of date) is based on an invalid international comparison. All Professor Salt – for it was he, under Tony Blair – did to arrive at this estimate was to look at how the total number of legals compares with that of illegals in various other countries, and this, averaged out to a standard ratio was then used to multiply the UK total of legals to come up with a guess at the total of illegals.
Of course, this is bogus, because the UK has a unique constellation of 'pull' factors for immigration – the international second language as our native tongue; a US-style open labour market yet EU-style welfare benefits; an enclave for every migrant group in the world to join; and the world's most useless, nigh-on non-existent immigration system, where not only is it a piece of piss to get in, but there is no effort to chuck you out – or even to find you, and once here there is no effective 'internal gateway' to stop you getting benefits, an NI number, NHS treatment, etc. Anyone can simply overstay – even if it turns out you've got a serious criminal record. We are STILL waiting for the Gnome Orifice to set up a system where they even bother to count people in and out; let alone to take and to check their details. [Just WTF is the problem?!] So a more realistic estimate of the total number of illegals is more like TWO OR THREE MILLION.
So much for debate and honesty about immigration. It still does not exist in any serious way here in Britain.
The government-media-education uber-class continues to be hell-bent on perpetrating their utter hatred of all of the rest of us through their chucking the toys out of the pram backlash of 'identity politics' and 'PC', where any category outside the ordinary distinguishes the new 'worthy': those of an ethnic minority or heterosexual – and, quintessentially, not male. The rest of the population ... the bulk of the former 'workers' who declined to buy the bull from the Left ... is consigned to ... where? We've been here with this naked and nasty elitist-separatism from the political-Left before; on several occasions. Thus far it has usually ended in mass murder.
When are the masses going to twig just what 'identity politics' and 'PC' is about? In the meantime, if the government continues rhetoric but no action on immigration, eventually there will be hell to pay in the other direction.