How Immigration Has Harmed Our Lives
The long-established way of life of the English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish shares far more similarities than its subtle differences. The same can be said of most other fellow European countries, from which many of our ancestors came (certainly mine). What has happened over the past 50 years or more has been the arrival of some 10 million people from Afro-Asia, with some four million original Britons emigrating. Most of the immigrants’ many descendants, with the notable exception of many West Indians, have now set up a parallel society, including a dominant Moslem strand, which is destroying the very social fabric of our society.
The problem is that importing the Third World’s inhabitants in such large numbers to replace original Brits is in reality turning our homeland into a Third World nation: it does not turn such immigrants into English, Scots or Welsh people. The claim by the old parties that we must ‘celebrate our diversity’ which has given us cultural and social benefits is a lie. It is founded on their hope of being able to persuade immigrants to vote for their specific form of national betrayal and that anyone who opposes this is ‘racist’. Despite what some of its supporters may believe, this includes UKIP which is perfectly happy that of the 560,000 immigrants arriving here in the year to March 346,000 were non-Europeans – mainly Third Worlders. What Farage is concerned about are the 214,000 from other EU states.
Most of us who support the British Democratic Party believe that genetics prove that there are such things as racial differences. But many of the public who are attracted to our policies are mistrustful of anything that may appear as racist. Therefore, in our campaigning let us ignore discussions on race and concentrate on the disastrous effects that immigration has brought to Britain (as it has to most of Europe). Here are just a few comments on some main areas.
In housing, the basic law of supply and demand has meant that fewer and fewer young couples can afford to buy a house –even with the help of the bank of Mum and Dad – as the population has climbed to over 62 million. This rapid rise driven by immigration and its high birth rate has produced a pattern of “family flight” from London and a string of other towns and cities. Thus, the suburbs and villages are being transformed, but only the middle-class can now afford to buy countryside property.
This flight of families from Manchester has shown that despite massive immigration its population only grew by one per cent. Those poorer people who cannot join the flight have to pay landlords increasingly higher rents.
Further figures from the Office for National Statistics say that ‘The flight of families to the suburbs was most marked in London where 84,000 people in their 30s and 40s moved out – taking 65,000 children with them. At the same time 103,510 people in their 20s moved in’.
First let it be said that the BDP opposes any privatisation of this still world-admired health system, despite its problems of increased access from immigration and health tourism from overseas, which the Daily Mail has estimated costs us £2bn.
It is true that, although mass immigration places more demands on the service, we are also dependent on a considerable number of overseas nurses and doctors for it to function more or less adequately. However, drawn by the much .higher salaries they obtain here we are stripping the assets of the Afro-Asian countries whose people urgently need their services. We should in particular offer grants for more young women and men born here to undertake nursing studies.
We should also note that the General Medical Council reported recently that in the past five years doctors from India and Pakistan are four times more likely to be struck off the medical register than those trained in Britain. Fortunately, or unfortunately for some, my local GP is an Indian (Christian) who keeps me still functioning!
BDP policy says that international companies are taking over more and more British companies – and taking away the profits. It has destroyed much of our manufacturing industry. This globalisation has only one result: all wage levels throughout the world will reach the same level.
East European immigration does create major problems in competition for jobs. A survey held by Lord Ashcroft last year says that 36 per cent of people said that they or someone in their family had found it harder to secure work or a good salary because of increased competition from migrant workers. Only one in six polled said that they believed immigration had benefited the country ( most of these could be of immigrant stock!).
An article in the business sector of the Daily Telegraph (3.9.13) by Jeremy Warner says that mass immigration has made Britain a less competitive economy. During the last six years more than a million private sector jobs have been created. Warner says:
“Much of the job creation has been in low-income or part-time employment. Real incomes have experienced their worst squeeze since the 1920s. Yet this is not just a recent phenomenon. The squeeze on real incomes, particularly at the lower end of the scale pre-dates the crisis.
Cheap labour has become a substitute for investment in plant, machinery, training and research and development. High levels of low-end immigration have been, at best, a zero sum game and, by holding back necessary investment in the future, possibly quite a negative economic influence.”
Mass immigration has led to 26 per cent of births in Britain now being to immigrant mothers. The consequence is that throughout the country primary schools are finding it difficult to cope with children who hardly understand English. Teachers are under pressure to cope adequately and in consequence the education of our native born children is suffering considerably in most towns and cities. Classes where only one child is white are now found in many areas of London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and other cities enjoying the diversity that immigration has brought.
In the BDP policy statement on education it states that we are in favour of selection but we do not favour the old style of selection that condemned many children, often unfairly, to an inferior form of secondary education. There was a lack of uniformity in the method of selection and even in the percentages of pupils allowed to pass. Secondary moderns were often starved of resources. .
Primary education must ensure that all capable children, without exception, are functionally literate, numerate and capable of using information technology. Early diagnosis of impediments to learning is essential to the provision of a fair educational system.
Discipline must be restored to our schools. Those whose disruptive behaviour does not respond to the corrective policies of the school must be removed and taught in separate institutions.
Football No Longer England’s ‘Great Game’
Amongst the two million brainwashed Britons who are beginning the new professional football season by handing over £30 to £65 a game to mainly foreign-owned Premiership and some Championship clubs, there are some who support nationalists, such as the Brit Dems. They are among those who lead the condemnation of Roy Hodgson (England’s national team manager), and ‘unlucky breaks’, for England’s dire display at the recent World Cup.
The main reason for our team getting an early plane home is that the percentage of English players used to playing in top teams and gaining international experience must now be less than 30 per cent. It can only get worse as teams like Manchester City regularly put out a team without a single English player. Arsenal, Man U, Chelsea and Liverpool might still produce two or three at maximum. Yet last year we were told that the FA had agreed that every team must have at least three British-born players. More hot air? We should call for it being a legal requirement for a minimum of three English-born players to be in the club’s team appearing on the pitch. Then over time, as more young English players become available, increase this minimum to five. As some excellent Scottish and Welsh players can’t play for England perhaps this suggestion could be adopted by their club teams
Alan Shearer, the former world class striker who played over 60 times for England in internationals, said last month: “There’s too many foreign players coming in and English players are not getting a chance”. This was one of the reasons why we failed so abysmally in Brazil.
Speaking at an event to mark the 50th anniversary of Match of the Day he made the important point that players in general are “paid too much, too young, not enough hunger or desire. They are being put on a pedestal too quickly”.
HMS White Elephant
As a ‘former naval person’, as Churchill would say (but I was only a ‘leading hand’- equivalent to a corporal) I believe that as an island nation it is essential for Britain to maintain an effective navy. What we are reduced to today would leave us hard-pushed if we were to be invaded by Belgium. As for those with really evil intent and who already have missiles with a medium range of over 700 miles, it will not be long before any upgraded missiles from their area could reach us. A British aircraft carrier, possibly working with any European naval force that has been allowed by its pusillaminous politicians to leave port, would be useful to send planes and/or drones and helicopters to enable the militant medievalists to make an early meeting with heavenly virgins, etc.
With the retirement of our last active aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, there is no chance of being able to do this. We must tell any foes who wish to attack our homeland or any part of our Europe (other than EC office buildings in Brussels and Strasburg) to please hang on until 2020. By then the 65,000 ton aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth may possibly be ready for use, with US built vertical take-off planes – if they are ready. The other problem is will it have the destroyer escort cover, up to six at most times, that carriers require?
Scotland: We are better together
The ‘British’ Democratic Party is not a divisive English national party, because we need the long established talent that Scotland has given our Union, particularly in science, engineering, and soldiers who have become a leading force in our army over 300 years.