Interesting to see the BBC’s Mark Easton tweet the following chart which he says shows WHY the Coalition government’s promise to get net migration under 100k by 2015 is beyond its control. He has a point but he also misses a bigger point
Mark seems strangely mute on the more obvious fact that the HUGE surge in Immigration from the EU since 2003 until 2009 took place under the impervious gaze of Labour. Our problems can be directly traced to LABOUR.
He probably does have a point but what is interesting about this graph is that the figures move from half-yearly to quarterly after 2010 so finding it more difficult to understand the trends. In addition, the word “estimates” in the title suggests it is non factual.
I guess what might have been helpful in adding more context is if he had detailed when the graph was created and how it compares to reality.
For arguments against mass immigration into U.K, which BBC-NUJ doesn’t present:-
‘Look Inside’ Ed West’s book:-
“The Diversity Illusion”
This is a good book – I learnt a lot. Handy for reference purposes as well.
Maybe this is better?
“Immigration: Can We Control It?”
Bruges Group. (April, 2013).
Sounds like an arguement for UKIP. closing the borders from the EU. Dont be fooled, its an attempt to get more UKIP votes in the 2015 general elction. They think this will split the Tory vote and get Milliband in.
I will be voting UKIP in the European elections and see where we go from there.
Vote Ukip get Labour, I really cannot see it any other way, especially with the coalition deputy prime minister helping Labour over boundary changes.
Think I`m with Hitchens on this one though Deboarah.
We`ll not have a decent clear right-thinking Government until we rid ourselves of the current crop of Tory bedblockers.
UKIP need to get planning to lead it, but they are way off it at present…if the likes of Stephen Lennon aren`t joining you, then you`re not going to be the future coalition we`re going to need to defend ourselves from the Monbiot Muslims….
The current crop of Tories may be parlous but they are streets ahead of Labour.
The damage done to the country by another labour government so soon after the last will be immense. No amount of wishful thinking can change that.
Cameron is pro-EU and pro-‘climate change’.
Both have socialist totalitarian aims on a grand scale.
In Norfolk UKIP allied themselves both with pro immigration Labour and the pro EU Lib Dims to run the council. Clearly people of principle.
Vote UKIP get UKIP
Vote LibLabCon artists get Socialism
Vote UKIP get UKIP
Vote LibLabCon get Socialism
Don’t vote help the three main parties to ignore you .
Voting should be compulsory with every ballot paper including the option ‘None of the Above’.
Thats a sly Labour policy to force the ignorant and uninterested youth and immigrant non voters to turn out.
Now which party are they more likely to vote for, if forced to?
Funny how the BBC is suddenly interested in immigration targets and whether the ‘government of the day’ is reaching them. They’re 15 years too late.
Too late. The bridgehead has been fully established. We cannot now exercise sufficient regulation of immigration without the immigrant communities affected voting the government of the day out of power. A more compliant government would then take power. Emigrate.
JohnOfEnfield says : Emigrate>
Well that a plan – persuade even more ethnic Brits to leave and give up our country to the invaders! How about being a man, and staying to fight?
‘Mark seems strangely mute on the more obvious fact that the HUGE surge in Immigration from the EU since 2003 until 2009 took place under the impervious gaze of Labour’.
Whilst this is undoubtedly true, David, an equally massive surge had occurred years before under Labour as this graph shows:
The majority of this was from Africa and the Indian sub-continent and it has continued at pretty much the same rate since. I reckon Labour/BBC have deliberately re-framed the immigration debate as purely an EU issue to draw attention away from the bigger threat to our culture, democracy and economy of millions of Somalis, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis etc.
Hmmm. Let’s strengthen the British economy.
What we need are lots of immigrants. Preferably ill-educated, unskilled, unlikely to integrate. Like a million or two from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Somalia.
Just the ticket ! Bound to be “enriching”.
If immigration is so good for an economy why doesn’t Vince Cable encourage it into Africa and other third world states ?
Immigration is something that should only happen to first world countries. At least this is the liberal ethos.
The third and developing worlds have real indigenous peoples and cultures. We do not. And if we do or did then that culture was inferior, violent and oppressive.
Western civilisation? Worthless.
All it proves is the old dictum. Nations and empires are destroyed from within.