Foreigners make us less English

Foreigners make us less English

Foreigners make us less English

First published in Readers' Letters

“The Truth about Immigration”

proclaimed a recent BBC2 programme. The truth as in “the whole truth”? Well, not quite.

For one thing, it repeated the old Tory-inspired myth that some injudicious remarks by Enoch Powell precluded any chance of calm, rational discussion, let alone action, with regard to mass immigration. Could one person’s alleged lack of moderation really have closed down debate?

There was no serious political debate because the leaders of the main Parties saw no need for one.

On this subject, as on membership of the EU, there was (and is) no significant difference between them.

The all-important truth about immigration that the liberal elite won’t reveal is this: it facilitates the dilution of nationhood. Mass immigration and the EU are two sides of the same coin. The one erodes identity; the other sovereignty. And in matters of jurisprudence, the European Court of Human Rights (votes for criminals!) has been accorded ultimate authority.

So why are the politicians now talking about trying to reduce immigration, and holding out the prospect of an EU referendum?

The reason, of course, is the growing popularity of UKIP. At last British people who don’t want an ever-more multi-cultural society within an ever closer union Europe, have a credible, respectable Party to vote for.

There will never be agreement, because there can never be a definitive calculation, as to the overall economic effects of immigration. But, as Nigel Farage has said, there are some things more important than money.

It would be small comfort to know that “there will always be an England”…. football team.

TERRY PARSON, Address supplied.

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11:24am Tue 28 Jan 14

ranger_bob says...

With regard to the photo of the Union Flag above, why is it being flown upside down? The edge nearest the flagpole should have the broad stripe at the top and the narrow at the bottom.
With regard to the photo of the Union Flag above, why is it being flown upside down? The edge nearest the flagpole should have the broad stripe at the top and the narrow at the bottom. ranger_bob
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11:43am Tue 28 Jan 14

mellowdude says...

By us do you mean the country? or us as individuals?

I dont feel less British due to Imigration, In fact I don't even know what it means to feel British. Would you like to define what being British feels like?
By us do you mean the country? or us as individuals? I dont feel less British due to Imigration, In fact I don't even know what it means to feel British. Would you like to define what being British feels like? mellowdude
  • Score: 8

11:45am Tue 28 Jan 14

Linesman says...

ranger_bob wrote:
With regard to the photo of the Union Flag above, why is it being flown upside down? The edge nearest the flagpole should have the broad stripe at the top and the narrow at the bottom.
I guess that someone will claim that it was hoisted by an immigrant.
[quote][p][bold]ranger_bob[/bold] wrote: With regard to the photo of the Union Flag above, why is it being flown upside down? The edge nearest the flagpole should have the broad stripe at the top and the narrow at the bottom.[/p][/quote]I guess that someone will claim that it was hoisted by an immigrant. Linesman
  • Score: 5

1:46pm Wed 29 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need.
This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it.
If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.
What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need. This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it. If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better. bigfella777
  • Score: 2

11:24am Fri 31 Jan 14

Linesman says...

bigfella777 wrote:
What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need.
This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it.
If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.
If your post is in response to my comment, I can assure you that it was my attempt at how some will always use race, colour or creed to explain everything that is wrong.

I have visited CWG cemeteries abroad, and have seen that it was not just Brits that have been laid to rest there, but also thousands of troops who, if they were alive now and were living here, would be told to 'get back to your own country' by the racist bigots.

When we 'ruled the world' we told them that they were entitled to a British Passport, because officialdom at the time thought that they would never be in a financial position to use them, but the world has changed since then.

I am grateful for what those countries and their people did for us in our time of need.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need. This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it. If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.[/p][/quote]If your post is in response to my comment, I can assure you that it was my attempt at how some will always use race, colour or creed to explain everything that is wrong. I have visited CWG cemeteries abroad, and have seen that it was not just Brits that have been laid to rest there, but also thousands of troops who, if they were alive now and were living here, would be told to 'get back to your own country' by the racist bigots. When we 'ruled the world' we told them that they were entitled to a British Passport, because officialdom at the time thought that they would never be in a financial position to use them, but the world has changed since then. I am grateful for what those countries and their people did for us in our time of need. Linesman
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

Linesman wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need.
This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it.
If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.
If your post is in response to my comment, I can assure you that it was my attempt at how some will always use race, colour or creed to explain everything that is wrong.

I have visited CWG cemeteries abroad, and have seen that it was not just Brits that have been laid to rest there, but also thousands of troops who, if they were alive now and were living here, would be told to 'get back to your own country' by the racist bigots.

When we 'ruled the world' we told them that they were entitled to a British Passport, because officialdom at the time thought that they would never be in a financial position to use them, but the world has changed since then.

I am grateful for what those countries and their people did for us in our time of need.
My response is to the original letter
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need. This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it. If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.[/p][/quote]If your post is in response to my comment, I can assure you that it was my attempt at how some will always use race, colour or creed to explain everything that is wrong. I have visited CWG cemeteries abroad, and have seen that it was not just Brits that have been laid to rest there, but also thousands of troops who, if they were alive now and were living here, would be told to 'get back to your own country' by the racist bigots. When we 'ruled the world' we told them that they were entitled to a British Passport, because officialdom at the time thought that they would never be in a financial position to use them, but the world has changed since then. I am grateful for what those countries and their people did for us in our time of need.[/p][/quote]My response is to the original letter bigfella777
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

Linesman wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need.
This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it.
If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.
If your post is in response to my comment, I can assure you that it was my attempt at how some will always use race, colour or creed to explain everything that is wrong.

I have visited CWG cemeteries abroad, and have seen that it was not just Brits that have been laid to rest there, but also thousands of troops who, if they were alive now and were living here, would be told to 'get back to your own country' by the racist bigots.

When we 'ruled the world' we told them that they were entitled to a British Passport, because officialdom at the time thought that they would never be in a financial position to use them, but the world has changed since then.

I am grateful for what those countries and their people did for us in our time of need.
My response is to the original letter
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need. This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it. If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.[/p][/quote]If your post is in response to my comment, I can assure you that it was my attempt at how some will always use race, colour or creed to explain everything that is wrong. I have visited CWG cemeteries abroad, and have seen that it was not just Brits that have been laid to rest there, but also thousands of troops who, if they were alive now and were living here, would be told to 'get back to your own country' by the racist bigots. When we 'ruled the world' we told them that they were entitled to a British Passport, because officialdom at the time thought that they would never be in a financial position to use them, but the world has changed since then. I am grateful for what those countries and their people did for us in our time of need.[/p][/quote]My response is to the original letter bigfella777
  • Score: 1

7:53pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Linesman says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Linesman wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need.
This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it.
If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.
If your post is in response to my comment, I can assure you that it was my attempt at how some will always use race, colour or creed to explain everything that is wrong.

I have visited CWG cemeteries abroad, and have seen that it was not just Brits that have been laid to rest there, but also thousands of troops who, if they were alive now and were living here, would be told to 'get back to your own country' by the racist bigots.

When we 'ruled the world' we told them that they were entitled to a British Passport, because officialdom at the time thought that they would never be in a financial position to use them, but the world has changed since then.

I am grateful for what those countries and their people did for us in our time of need.
My response is to the original letter
Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: What a sad, small minded, bigoted viewpoint. It's not the days of the empire anymore when you sailed out to India port out starboard home with wallahs waiting on your every need. This is 2014 thank God, people don't live within borders anymore we are truly global and I love it. If immigrants coming here water down the likes of you it will only get better.[/p][/quote]If your post is in response to my comment, I can assure you that it was my attempt at how some will always use race, colour or creed to explain everything that is wrong. I have visited CWG cemeteries abroad, and have seen that it was not just Brits that have been laid to rest there, but also thousands of troops who, if they were alive now and were living here, would be told to 'get back to your own country' by the racist bigots. When we 'ruled the world' we told them that they were entitled to a British Passport, because officialdom at the time thought that they would never be in a financial position to use them, but the world has changed since then. I am grateful for what those countries and their people did for us in our time of need.[/p][/quote]My response is to the original letter[/p][/quote]Thanks. Linesman
  • Score: 1

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