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Leftist Social Engineering stuffs the Poms

The lesson in Melanie Philips’ piece is that you deliberately try to re-engineer a whole country at your peril.

In its 1997 election manifesto, Labour promised ‘firm control over immigration’ and in 2005 it promised a ‘crackdown on abuse’. In 2001, its manifesto merely said that the immigration rules needed to reflect changes to the economy to meet skills shortages.

But all this concealed a monumental shift of policy. For Neather wrote that until ‘at least February last year’, when a new points-based system was introduced to limit foreign workers in response to increasing uproar, the purpose of the policy Roche ushered in was to open up the UK to mass immigration.

This has been achieved. Some 2.3million migrants have been added to the population since 2001. Since 1997, the number of work permits has quadrupled to 120,000 a year.

Unless policies change, over the next 25 years some seven million more will be added to Britain’s population, a rate of growth three times as fast as took place in the Eighties.

Such an increase is simply unsustainable. Britain is already one of the most overcrowded countries in Europe. But now look at the real reason why this policy was introduced, and in secret. The Government’s ‘driving political purpose’, wrote Neather, was ‘to make the UK truly multicultural’.

It was therefore a politically motivated attempt by ministers to transform the fundamental make-up and identity of this country. It was done to destroy the right of the British people to live in a society defined by a common history, religion, law, language and traditions.

It was done to destroy for ever what it means to be culturally British and to put another ‘multicultural’ identity in its place. And it was done without telling or asking the British people whether they wanted their country and their culture to be transformed in this way.

The rise of the BNP is the clear and obvious consequence of a country where immigration has gone bonkers, where the indigenous people feel alienated in their own country, and that the mainstream parties are not even acknowledging their concerns, let alone addressing them. Sadly I can see nothing but more of the disgusting scenes out side the BBC as lefties fail to realise that the rebound from their own divisive policies is to blame rather than the “racism” that they are so keen to denounce.

For us in the antipodes there is one very big lesson to be learned here and that is if any government pushes the  immigration accelerator too hard for too long that we will end up with the same sort of backlash here . This country has a long and admirable history of accepting people from all parts of the world and making them part of a much greater whole. However if  we give in to the same sort of madness that has created  the British situation then  to quote that great philosopher , Barry McKenzie, we’re stuffed.

Cheers Comrades

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15 Comments

  1. Craigy says:

    “It was done to destroy for ever what it means to be culturally British and to put another ‘multicultural’ identity in its place. And it was done without telling or asking the British people whether they wanted their country and their culture to be transformed in this way.”

    Is this what it means to be culturally British?

    Dear Melanie,

    What a load of rot. , we have a very successful multi-cultural country here, called Australia……The many cultures that are represented in our peaceful country, have made Australia a better place to live.

    I think your view that English culture (what ever that is) is superior to all others is very wrong and clearly based on your fear of people who are not like yourself.

    Get over it, the sooner you learn to get along with others, and resist racist dog whistling, the sooner the problems in your country can be worked out, and eventually you can live in greater harmony and enrich each other with your differences.

    This is not to say there won’t be problems along the way. You will have to deal with racist bloggers and other bigots who will try and create divisions for their own ends. In fact we had a Prime Minister here, until recently, who supported a very ugly and racist situation on the Sydney beaches, helped by a radio shock jock mate of his.

    Don’t be afraid of others Melanie….

  2. Iain Hall says:

    As usual you miss the point Craigy, and provide the perfect example of a wilfully blind lefty, Now I have no idea what the context of the photo that you cite is but I can find just as many , if not more examples of leftards doing worse in Britain, the protestsoutside the BBC only the other day are a typical example of just how profoundly the left hate the notion of free speech and have no respect for any opinion that is contrary to their own.
    Oh and BTW the situation in Australia is not mentioned in the source piece and given the pressures from unrestrained immigration are substantially less here than they are in Britain your suggestion that our example is enough to ally the worries in the British system are utter bunkum.

  3. Craigy says:

    Iain, what are you going on about leftists for, it isn’t part of your post or my comment.

    Boy you are thick sometimes…..

    The picture is showing some of the mainstream English culture -footy violence- it’s endemic over there, and is the main ‘cultural’ practice we read about over here.

    The violence from extreme leftists in England is also part of the culture, as it is in most western countries….. Why do you hate Engish culture so?

    When you posted this piece from Melanie, didn’t you ask yourself what culture she is wanting to defend?

    She just claims English culture is the best, what is she talking about Iain, what do you think defines English culture?

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Craigy

    Iain, what are you going on about leftists for, it isn’t part of your post or my comment.

    Boy you are thick sometimes…..

    You are the one who wants to suggest that all evil lies at the feet of those of us on the right when you said this:

    You will have to deal with racist bloggers and other bigots who will try and create divisions for their own ends. In fact we had a Prime Minister here, until recently, who supported a very ugly and racist situation on the Sydney beaches, helped by a radio shock jock mate of his.
    source

    and that is by no means the first time that you have run such a line. If you make such citations then it becomes entirely legitimate to cite the behaviour of the Uber-left in return.

    The picture is showing some of the mainstream English culture -footy violence- it’s endemic over there, and is the main ‘cultural’ practice we read about over here.

    While you are very keen to suggest that football hooliganism is a particularly English institution that favourite of the latte siping set Wiki suggests that it is in fact something far more universal . and in any case by citing a photo as proof of your argument without context you have triggered the “fail” buzzer.

    The violence from extreme leftists in England is also part of the culture, as it is in most western countries….. Why do you hate English culture so?

    Yawn! what a tacky rhetorical device you seek to employ Craigy 🙄 Now if I were to suggest that the Jihadists are an example of Islamic culture you would be jumping up and down and playing the race card But when it suits your agenda you are more than willing to denounce a whole culture because of the behaviour of a few nutters, Hmm who is the real bigot here?

    When you posted this piece from Melanie, didn’t you ask yourself what culture she is wanting to defend?

    Why would I need to do that ? all of the things that I see as social virtues , like the rule of English law, a well balanced form of government and a secular state are all derived from English culture and all well worth defending from the inroads of those who are so profoundly anti democratic, just like you Craigy.

    She just claims English culture is the best, what is she talking about Iain, what do you think defines English culture?

    I don’t recall her making any claims that English culture is “the best”, none the less if it was not for English culture you would not have the freedom to make such a fool of yourself as you do here,You are so one eyed and full of hatred that you just can’t accept that the English have just as much right to champion cultural identity as the indigenous Australians that you so often do.

    Hypocrisy? Hmm, you out do me by many orders of magnitude on that score mate.
    🙄

  5. Craigy says:

    Thanks Iain, of course you’re right in saying that my cherry picking of footy violence to smear English culture is wrong, well picked up.

    …And good on you for seeing that that is what you do all the time.

    See, if I hold up a mirror to your views, you can see how silly they are.

    Well done. Oh and thanks for helping me win a bet.

    I bet that you would claim all the good stuff about English culture and deny the bad…..and I had this bet with my Australian/English partner, who I obviously hate so much we have been together 27 years.

    Thanks again ‘OWN GOAL’ man.

    BTW. I really don’t hate you or the English, it’s all just part of the fun…..wish I could say the same of your friends you promote in your side bar, now that is REAL hate.

  6. Iain Hall says:

    Craigy

    See, if I hold up a mirror to your views, you can see how silly they are.

    Bullshit!
    If you are holding a mirror to anything it is to your own prejudices and then you deny that they exist.

    As for your bet
    🙄
    Your partner must be gullible if she/he (tell me which is appropriate) expected anyone not to defend the virtues of their own culture but perhaps you should be paying out on the bet because I hardly downplayed the vices of English culture by pointing out that football hooliganism is not a solely British phenomena.

  7. Craigy says:

    I hardly downplayed the vices of English culture by pointing out that football hooliganism is not a solely British phenomena.

    Neither is being of the left…..OWN GOAL again.

    And it isn’t my partners culture, she is an Australian from an English family so like most Australians her culture is a blend of all the people and places she has grow up in.

    It is a shame that Australians like yourself still only identify with your English background, it is so limiting.

    You still haven’t told me what you think is so good about English culture that makes it better than what we have in Australia Iain, and as we are multicultural I think you will struggle.

    What a confused life you must live.

  8. Craigy says:

    Oh and Iain, my partners name is Jean and we are a straight couple.

    Thanks for bringing that up, sexual preference is very important in political argument….

    DOH!

  9. Iain Hall says:

    Craigy

    Neither is being of the left…..OWN GOAL again.

    Yawn !!!!!
    do you never tire of claiming victory when in fact there is none?

    And it isn’t my partners culture, she is an Australian from an English family so like most Australians her culture is a blend of all the people and places she has grow up in.

    It is a shame that Australians like yourself still only identify with your English background, it is so limiting.

    I was born in London , to English parents, so my cultural background is entirely English. do you think that I should pretend otherwise?

    You still haven’t told me what you think is so good about English culture that makes it better than what we have in Australia Iain, and as we are multicultural I think you will struggle.

    Hmm there was never such a question to answer.

    What a confused life you must live.

    No not at all I am rather well balanced and sure of what I need to sure off.

    Oh and Iain, my partners name is Jean and we are a straight couple.

    Thanks for bringing that up, sexual preference is very important in political argument….

    DOH!

    I could not care less except that you cited your paramour as your “partner” which is a rather ambiguous term these days and i just wanted to be sure that I got it right in my response. so “doh ” to you!!

  10. Craigy says:

    “No not at all I am rather well balanced and sure of what I need to sure off (sic)”

    What are you going to sure off?

    it was done to destroy for ever what it means to be culturally British and to put another ‘multicultural’ identity in its place.”

    So why are you agreeing with this Iain, if you don’t think her point is valid? Is she not saying that a monocultural Britain is better than a multicultural Australia?

    And yes Iain, we are not officially married, very common these days if you get out a bit.

    “I was born in London , to English parents, so my cultural background is entirely English. do you think that I should pretend otherwise?”

    Oh sorry Iain, I thought you are an Australian citizen……
    Most Australians have a very different culture to the English thanks to our great multicultural country….
    You relly should get out more…

  11. Craigy says:

    You relly should get out more…

    You really should get out more……(types slower…)

  12. Iain Hall says:

    Craigy
    Britain has never been any kind of mono culture, as the great variety of regional accents (and differing attitudes) clearly demonstrate.

    Oh sorry Iain, I thought you are an Australian citizen……
    Most Australians have a very different culture to the English thanks to our great multicultural country…

    Craigy I am an Englishman by birth and that is my cultural heritage, I am an Australian by choice and being the later under no circumstances requires the denunciation of the former,except for the loonier left who want to champion every ethnicity except any one from the British isles, Hmm anyone would think that you do so out of pure unbridled racism, oh that’s right under your definition hating everything British is never about racism now is it?

  13. Craigy says:

    Iain, I am very fond of England and the English. My Grandfather was English and Grandmum a Scott. So there you go.

    My point wasn’t that England IS monocultural but that Melanie shows a preference for it. Re-read my comment.

    Who am I championing,what are you on about?

    Would you prefer a monocultural Australia Iain?

  14. Craigy says:

    Silence seems to be your only response of late……yet you seem to have the time to remove posts that embarrass you….hmmmm

  15. Iain Hall says:

    Craigy
    I have a life in the real world you know.
    There are certain words that will send a comment straight to the sin bin,with no effort from me BTW so if you don’t use them then your comments won’t disappear.

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